Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Crystal ~

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@crystal7

Biscotti may take a little time to make, but is fairly easy to do. Biscotti makes a nice gift or a tasty treat with a relaxing cup of coffee or tea.


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Rating:

Serves:

approx. 30

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2½ cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweeten cocoa
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter,softened (1 stick--use real butter)
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or almond, if you prefer)
2 jumbo eggs, or 3 medium eggs
1 cup pecans, chopped finely (i use a food processor) note: use walnuts, almonds, hazelnut, or any kind you like)
1 cup of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, or dark regular chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2
Have ingredients at room temperature. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
3
In a medium bowl, combine and whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in the finely chopped nuts and chocolate chips; mix together to combine.
4
In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, softened butter, and vanilla extract. Beat mixture until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
5
Stir the flour mixture into the cream mixture; mixing until combined. Divide dough in half.
6
Lay the dough on a slightly floured surface. With floured hands, shape dough into a log that will fit on your cookie sheet....10x2 or 13x2.5. Measurements doesn't have to be exact. Transfer the log onto the prepared baking sheet and shape it up a bit more. Repeat with other half of dough. Set logs 2-3 inches apart on the baking sheet.
7
Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and cool it on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 275 degrees.
8
Gently move one log at a time onto a cutting board. With an electric knife, cut each log into 3/4 inch slices diagonally. Place slices back onto the parchment lined cookie sheet.
9
Bake the sliced biscotti at 275 degrees for 10 minutes, turn them over and bake for another 10 minutes.
10
Remove biscotti from cookie sheet to a wire rack and cool completely until hard and crispy.
11
Store in a air tight container.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American