A treat with afternoon coffee, these double-baked cookies are crunchy and just right for dipping in a creamy latte!
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules, good quality
- 2 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour (replace 3/4 cup of white flour with whole wheat)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 large eggs (3/4 cup Eggbeaters)
- 1 cup granulated sugar (I used 1/2 cup Splenda granulated and 1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- PREHEAT oven to 350°F Grease baking sheet; cover with parchment paper.
- COMBINE water and coffee granules in small bowl; stir until coffee is dissolved.
- COMBINE flour, baking powder and baking soda in small bowl.
- WHISK together eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large bowl. Whisk in oil and coffee mixture. Stir in morsels. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Cut dough in half; place each portion onto prepared baking sheet. Using floured hands, quickly stretch dough to form two flattened logs.
- BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until set and almost firm. Let cool to room temperature.
- CUT logs into 1-inch-thick slices using serrated knife. Lay slices on prepared baking sheet, cut-side-down and about 1 inch apart.
- BAKE, turning each slice over halfway through, for 15 minutes or until biscotti are slightly toasted and crisp. Let cool slightly on baking sheet; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
I was a little disappointed that the coffee flavor didn't come through a little stronger, but they were very good. I had some trouble with the serrated knife tearing up the cookies, so I used a sharp chopping knife and that worked a lot better. I'll be making these again, but I may use an extract or something to enhance the coffee flavor. I tried it a second time substituting cinnamon chips and they were also delicious. I got tons of compliments on both, and they disappeared fast. I guess the coffee not coming through doesn't matter. I also learned that if your cookies start losing their crunch, you can put them in the oven on low for 10 minutes or so and it will dry them back out.
Maybe it was just because my DH was helping me, but I did not have much luck with these. To be fair, it was my first time making biscotti, but the dough was very sticky, even after adding extra flour, it was unshapeable. It fell horribly after taking it out of the oven, they were so thin that they couldn't stand on the cut sides to toast. I will try to make them again sometime by myself. They do taste fine, but we certainly had issues.
ZWT4: I love the coffee/chocolate combination - what a wonderful treat to have with coffee!