Monday Bites :: Chocolate Biscotti

I know this might sound smug, but I may have perfected biscotti.

No really. I mean it.

Chocolate, almond chunks, less sugar and some whole wheat flour. 

It's the best biscotti I've ever had. And the two half gallon containers I filled just over a week ago are empty. I am pretty sure one of my kids even poured the crumbs into their milk (or mouth) to savor every last piece.

So, here is the recipe for you my friends.

 

chocolate biscotti

 

Chocolate Biscotti

(I make a double batch of these, always!)

  

6 Tbsp butter (if you use unsalted, add a pinch of salt to the recipe)

3/4 c  sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp  vanilla extract

1 tsp  almond extract

1/2 c  whole wheat flour

1  1/4  c white flour

1  1/4  tsp baking soda

1/3 c  cocoa powder

1/2 c  chocolate chips chopped a bit

1/2 c  almonds chopped

 

*preheat the oven to 350. cream together butter & sugar. add eggs & extracts and mix well.

in a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. you may need to sift the cocoa powder if it is clumpy.

add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.

add the chocolate & almonds to the dough and mix well to incorporate.

rub a small amount of butter onto your hands and shape the dough into two logs about 2×12 inches each. bake for 30 minutes until the dough is set and no longer soft. it will be lightly cracked on the top & firm to the touch.

let the logs cool for 5 minutes. remove from baking sheet with a spatula and slice into desired thickness. 1/2 – 1 inch or so. lay the pieces on their sides and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.

cool completely and store in airtight containers. wonderful with coffee and the kids love them dunked in milk. they look very pretty gifted in a mason jar too!

Enjoy!

 

14 thoughts on “Monday Bites :: Chocolate Biscotti

  1. Ooooooooh. I know what I’m going to be making! I think I may even be daring and swap the almond extract (which I don’t have) for mint! (: Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. Thanks for sharing!! I am always looking for a good biscotti recipe. I’ve made some before but was not impressed. Going to give yours a shot!! Thanks again!

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  3. Yay!! I love chocolate and I love coffee, my two biggest vices :). Can’t wait to try this. I was thinking peppermint extract too since I have some leftover from the holidays! Thanks so much!!

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  4. So it’s January 4th and the diet is going right out the window. These look great and they sound healthy. I’m going to make up a batch today. Thank you for another great Monday bite.

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  5. I can’t believe how amazing this recipe was! I only made a single batch in case I didn’t like it, but believe me, this weekend, I’ll be making a triple, quadruple batch! šŸ™‚
    I made the first batch w/o almond extract because I didn’t have any on hand, but I will pick a bottle up and use it with my next batch.
    Thank you for posting this!

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  6. They are a seriously awesome cookie, right? My absolute favorite to give out during the holidays. I make a triple batch and seal them up with a tight fitting lid on a glass mason jar. They last at least a month. Maybe longer, but we've always eaten them up so I can't be sure! Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed them!

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