I wanted to make some cookies to mail to a friend, and when I saw this recipe on Foodtv.ca, I thought they’d be perfect. I was right! I mean, I consider myself a cookie connoisseur and especially love biscotti. Plus, individually wrapped and packaged in a box or tin, these are great to mail in a parcel. Anyway….the fact of the matter is, I became completely obsessed with these and ate seven of them yesterday. I mean, I mailed several, but had several leftover….today I brought them over to my daughter, Emily’s house, so I would stop eating them.
If you’ve always wanted to try to make biscotti, this is the perfect recipe to start. They are super easy, no fancy ingredients and make a delightful treat dipped in a coffee or tea. So, try them. 🙂
Chocolate Chip Biscotti
(makes about 3 dozen 3-4″ biscotti)
From Foodtv.ca (Michael Smith)
¼ cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar on medium speed in a mixer until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla. Mix.
In separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to butter/egg mixture. Fold in chocolate chips with a spatula.
Form dough, which will be sticky, into 2 logs, with floured fingers, approx. 12 inches by 3 inches.
Place in oven and cook 20 to 24 minutes, until slightly firm to touch. Cool. When able to handle, slice into 1/ 2 inch slices diagonally using a serrated knife. Place slices back on baking sheet, and continue to bake for 7 minutes, flip over and bake additional 7 minutes. Cool. Enjoy dipped in coffee or tea. So good.