Chocolate Chip Biscotti

chocolate chip biscotti

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)

Ingredients

¼ cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

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

Directions

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.

batter will be sticky

fold in chocolate chips with a spatula

form into 2 logs using floured fingers

cook for 20-24 minutes, remove when slightly firm

slice with serrated knife, bake again, cool, and enjoy

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