Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins
I got this from the Single Momz website, a great place to visit. Kids adore this, makes a great gift in a coffee mug and some ribbon.
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 2⁄3 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1⁄4 cup chopped nuts
- 1 beaten egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon water or 1 teaspoon milk
- Pre-heat oven to 375° F (190° C).
- Beat butter until soft and add sugar and baking powder.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla, add cocoa and as much flour as you can by mixer and the rest by hand when the dough becomes too stiff.
- Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
- Divide dough into two equal parts.
- Shape into 9 x 2 x 1 inch loaves.
- Place on a baking sheet 4 inches apart.
- Brush with mixture of water and yolk.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Cool on sheet for 30 minutes.
- Cut loaves into 1/2" thick slices diagonally.
- Lay cut side down and bake at 350°F (165 degrees° C) for 15 minutes.
- Turn over and bake other side for 10 to 15 minutes until dry.
- Store in airtight container.
This biscotti is very chocolatey! I used double the amount of nuts (hazelnuts, which I first toasted). I also used 3/4 cup chocolate chips. The cookie still held up well after slicing. I also didn't wait 30 minutes before slicing...only 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Good one, Mirj! Thanks! M&Mers
This recipe has a great brownie flavor. With the butter, the cookies seem richer and are definitely not as crisp as the recipes using just eggs for moisture. True to their European roots, they're not too sweet. M&Mers' tips were all on point. Next time I might try to increase crispness either by using less butter or substituting ground almonds for the butter.
mine crumbled a TON when i was trying to cut them up, and i did let them cool completely. they got a little too overdone, which is totally my fault. not sure these are a hit.