Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti #cookie #dessert #breakfast #biscotti #almond #darkchocolate

These slightly sweet crunchy Almond Biscotti dipped in melted Dark Chocolate are the perfect sweet treat with a cup of coffee.

Happy Monday! And Cyber Monday at that! I’ve actually never participated in Cyber Monday before, but the idea of shopping with a 19 month old does not sound very appealing. So I say HECK YES to you Cyber Monday. I will shop in my pajamas instead of

Instead of fighting lines and crazy people trying to buy the next best lego set. No thank you! I will be sitting in the comfort of my own home, sipping a fresh made latte from my awesome Nespresso machine and dunking these amazing Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti.

I actually made these bad boys two weeks ago. Mike absolutely loved them and made me make them again over thanksgiving weekend while we were in Arizona visiting his sister. They were a hit there too, and gone in one night!

Biscotti are not overtly sweet and have a nice crunch, but when you dunk them in coffee they just soak up all the coffee flavor and become moist. Then add in the dark chocolate factor from these Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti, huh… it literally melts in your mouth as your eating it. De-lish!

To get started, Preheat oven to 350º.  Toast 1 cup of sliced almonds in a medium size pan at medium high heat for 5-7 minutes or until golden, stir almonds as needed. Remove almonds from heat and let cool. Set aside.

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In a stand mixer {using the whisk attachment}, beat 2/3 cup of sugar and 2 eggs until thick (about 5 minutes). Next, beat in 1 teaspoon of almond extract and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, sift 1 3/4 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.  Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix until combined. Fold in the sliced almonds.

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Place dough on a baking sheet sprayed with PAM. Form dough into a log, about 12 inches (30 cm) long and 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) wide.  Bake for 25 minutes, or until the log is firm.  Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 º.

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Transfer the log to a cutting board and cut into 3/4 inch diagonal slices. Place the biscotti, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, turn slices over, and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

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Put 10 oz. of dark chocolate chipsin a bowl and melt in microwave {about 2 minutes}. Dunk one side of biscotti in the chocolate and place back on baking sheet to harden. {if you want chocolate to harden sooner, put in refrigerator} Store in an airtight container or eat!

Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti #cookie #dessert #breakfast #biscotti #almond #darkchocolate

{Recipe adapted from Italian Dessert Recipes}

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Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti #cookie #dessert #breakfast #biscotti #almond #darkchocolate

Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 biscotti

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 10 oz. dark chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Toast sliced almonds in a medium size pan at medium high heat for 5-7 minutes or until golden, stir almonds as needed. Remove almonds from heat and let cool. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer {using the whisk attachment}, beat sugar and eggs until thick (about 5 minutes). Next, beat in the almond extract and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add sifted dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix until combined. Fold in the sliced almonds.
  6. Place dough on a baking sheet sprayed with PAM. Form dough into a log, about 12 inches (30 cm) long and 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) wide.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the log is firm.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  9. Reduce oven temperature to 325.
  10. Transfer the log to a cutting board and cut into 3/4 inch diagonal slices.
  11. Place the biscotti, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, turn slices over, and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Remove from oven and let cool.
  13. Put dark chocolate chips in a bowl and melt in microwave {about 2 minutes}.
  14. Dunk one side of your biscotti in the chocolate and place back on baking sheet to harden. {if you want chocolate to harden sooner, put in refrigerator}
  15. Store in an airtight container or eat!

Notes

Recipe adapted from Italian Dessert Recipes

 

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22 Responses
    1. Thanks Allie, I thought of you when I made them because you are the baking queen! 🙂 They were absolutely delicious, can’t wait to make them again! Hope you had an awesome thanksgiving weekend!

  1. These look wonderful Krista! Biscotti is one of my favorites and I love that you dipped these in dark chocolate. A batch of these with a cup of coffee sounds like the perfect treat 🙂

    1. Biscotti is a new concept to me, my husband loves them and I just thought I would try making them one day. Wow is all I have to say, I’m a convert! The dark chocolate on these is awesome, definitely perfect with a cup of coffee. Thanks for stopping by Kelly!

    1. haha.. me too! It usually the only kind I buy! 🙂 And, yes, it would go perfectly with your coffee right now! If I had more left and didn’t eat them all I would send some your way. hehe

  2. Well, that sounds fun and relaxing instead of being out in the crowd! I think Black Friday is over rated anyways. But, clicking on the sales in my cozies…is what shopping is all about. Love how gorgeous these cookies are, Krista! I’ve never made anything like this…and now I’m really motivated!

    1. I know! You were the one who converted me! You told me that where you live its too long to drive in town so you do most of your shopping online, well… I did it and I love it!

      P.s. go make that biscotti! Its delicious, its totally your kind of cookie. 🙂

    1. haha… you crack me up! 🙂 Unfortunately I have no self control when it comes to sweets so they are already gone, otherwise I totally would! 🙂 Thanks for the party and for the pin Deb!

  3. Kerrie

    I had purchased a bag of Hershey mint chocolate chips for some type of Christmas cookie. I was not sure what I was going to make with them. Then I checked out your Dark Chocolate Mint Chocolate cookies Christmas recipe. OMG! The are fabulous! I am proud to put them on my Christmas cookie trays. The perfect dark chocolate with a hint of mint! Superb! Thank you.

    1. Yeah!!!! So stoked to hear that Kerrie! Sounds like you are a girl after my own heart to just pick up mint chips not knowing what you were going to make with them. 🙂 So glad that you loved them, they are totally one of our favorite christmas time cookies {and our neighbors hehe}

      Thank you so much for stopping by and giving me some feedback, always love to hear who things turn out!

    1. Thanks Rachel, they are so good aren’t they! If you dip them in chocolate I would recommend just dipped the bottom side not one side or the other, I found the one chocolate side got a little hard to bite into. 🙂 Yeah for biscotti lovers!

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