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Chocolate Biscotti

A chocolate version of an Italian classic

Course Snack
Cuisine Italian
Prep 25 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Total 1 hour
Servings 24 biscotti
Calories 169 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ stick unsalted butter, at room temperature 6 tablespoons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped almonds blanched or unblanched (I subbed 1 cup chopped white chocolate)
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped, or ¾ cup store-bought mini chocolate chips
  • Sugar for dusting
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. 1. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
  2. 2. Sift together the flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. 3. Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together on medium speed until pale, about 2 minutes; the mixture may be crumbly. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the eggs and vanilla and beat for another 2 minutes; don't worry if the mixture looks curdled. Reduce the mixer speed to low and mix in the dry ingredients in 3 additions, mixing only until a dough forms. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix in the chopped nuts and chocolate, then turn the dough out onto a work surface and knead in any dry ingredients that might have escaped mixing.
  4. 4. Divide the dough in half. Working with one half at a time, roll the dough into 12-inch-long logs. Flatten both logs with the palm of your hand, so that they are ½ to 1 inch high, about 2 inches across and sort of rectangular, then carefully lift the logs onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle each log with a little sugar.
  5. 5. Bake the logs for about 25 minutes, or until they are just slightly firm. The logs will spread and crack - and that's just fine. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, put it on a cooling rack and cool the logs for about 20 minutes. (Leave the oven on.)
  6. 6. Working with one log at a time, using a long serrated knife, cut each log into slices between ½ and ¾ inch thick. Stand the slices up on the baking sheet - you'll have an army of biscotti - and baking the cookies again, this time for just 10 minutes.
  7. 7. Transfer the biscotti to a rack to cool.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Biscotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.