Friday, January 16, 2009

Chocolate Biscotti


So Chocolatey!!


Biscotti {"bee scot tea"} a cookie or biscuit, meaning twice baked. There are countless varieties of these cookies. Back in the Roman times biscotti was almond flavored, the romans could travel long distance with this good tasting durable cookie. I prefer them not as hard. Quite enjoyable with coffee or tea or even sweet Vin Santo!
I am so happy and the luckiest man alive, that my wife does some baking too!! She makes a Biscotti that is up there with the best! I have tried many, she also makes a almond Biscotti to die for. These cookies are dunking delicious for all to enjoy!


Chocolate Biscotti
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar

2 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts chopped
3/4 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons melted chocolate

optional 1/3 cup coconut shredded
Icing 4 ounces melted chocolate


Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder set aside. Cream together in mixer butter and sugar on high for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix on high 2 more minutes. Set mixer on low and add flour mixture till combined. Stir in nuts, chocolate chips and melted chocolate. On a baking pan lined with parchment paper, divide dough in half and spread to about 12 inches by 5 inches. Bake for 30 minutes remove from oven for 10 minutes. Transfer to cutting board then cut into cookies and return to oven for 10 more minutes. Cool on a rack then ice. These biscotti are more on the soft side if you want them harder leave in oven 15 minutes.

23 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous Chuck! You are indeed one lucky Chef.. wtg Mrs Chef C.. I love the softness of these.

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  2. Hi YankeeSoaper, Thanks so much!!

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  3. I'm so glad I found your blog. These biscotti look so intensely chocolate. I have a favorite biscotti version, which I have posted on my blog, but have been looking for a good chocolate one for a while. I may just have found it. I can't wait to try these.
    Linda

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  4. I LOVE biscotti! You know though, I've never had a chocolate one- I've been missing out! Try this one I posted back in '07, if you haven't already- it's my favorite! http://laduecrew.blogspot.com/2007/11/cranberry-pistachio-biscotti.html

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  5. Welcome Ciao Chow Linda, I am very happy you found my blog and chocolate biscotti!
    I enjoy your blog too!
    I am sure we will teach each other a lot.
    Thank You, Chuck

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  6. Hello La Due and Crew, This is great, we can try each other Biscotti! Thanks for that older post of yours. We will try this pistachio/cranberry delight in the future!

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  7. Oh me oh my. I am not a sweets or big cookie person but these look beautiful. I actually had some leftover store bought biscotti from a cheesecake crust I made so I dunked it in some milk and for the first time I realized biscotti is wonderful!!

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  8. Hi, Live,Love,Eat, We also use our Biscotti for a bottom on our cheese cake,(future-post). Yes the Biscotti is a good cookie for absorbing
    any good liquids you like!!
    Thanks, Chuck

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  9. Hi I just discovered your Blog through Laurie Dalla Mia Cucina. What a great recipe! I never had Chocolate Biscotti only almonds.. But I would love to try your recipe! Like you I do not like them too dry or hard to chew.

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    January 18, 2009 9:24 AM

    Hi I just discovered your Blog through Laurie Dalla Mia Cucina. What a great recipe! I never had Chocolate Biscotti only almonds.. But I would love to try your recipe! Like you I do not like them to dry or hard to chew.

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  10. Hi Chef Chuck!!

    I have been looking for a chocolate Biscotti and yours sounds so very very YUMMY. I am heading for the kitchen this very minute. Wish me luck!!

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  11. Hello Ginger, Thanks for stopping by, they are yummy!
    Good luck and let me know!!

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  12. Oh wow, does that look decadent!

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  13. I'd love to dunk this biscotti into my latte. It looks rich and delicious.

    The stuffed artichokes down below are calling my name!

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  14. Well these look delicious! I was actually thinking of making some biscotti this weekend!

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  15. If people knew how simple it was to make these delicious times they would make them more often.

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  17. Hi,The Cooking Lady! So true.
    It's all so simple!!

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  18. Wish I had these with my morning espresso :)

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  19. Oh wow, a man after my own heart: chocolate AND biscotti. Perfect!

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  20. Hello Bridgett, This is a good thing!!
    Thanks You!

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