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Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti

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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!

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{Recipe adapted from Italian Dessert Recipes}

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Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 biscotti 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

A slightly sweet crunchy almond biscotti dipped in melted dark chocolate. They are the perfect sweet treat with a cup of coffee!


Ingredients

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  • 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

Keywords: biscotti, biscotti with almonds, chocolate biscotti

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