Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Low calorie dessert with lots of crunch.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon natural-style peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl whisk together flour and baking powder.Stir in chocolate chips.
- In another medium bowl beat with electric mixer, beat sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until frothy, about 2 minutes. Make a well in center of dry ingredients and pour in egg mixture. Stir just until moistened and dough forms. Shape the dough into a 13- by 3- inch log on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
- Bake log 30 minutes and set aside for 10 minutes. Reduce oven to 300 degrees.
- Cut warm log crosswise on a slight diagonal into 1/2 inch thick slices, about an inch apart on baking sheet and return to oven for 12-15 minutes. Biscotti with be crisp when cooled.
although this recipe needs some refinement, i am amazed that this cookie comes out nutritionally great. each cookie is less than 20 mill. of sodium, 1 or grams in good fat, and thats it.
the numgers change as to how many biscotti per recipe but its just nice to see a cookie that fits into almost diet. i made this today, with all white flour, and the cookies are ok but some parts of the recips needs refinement. i am going to try adding another egg when i make this recipe and try brown sugar and let you know what how they come out.
These biscotti were truly terrible--baked sawdust with chocolate chips in them. There was absolutely no peanut butter flavor. However, I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter, so I just slid into the oven an amended version of the recipe. We'll see how it turns out--but I intend to keep trying until I'm happy. Hmmm...maybe I should have used brown sugar instead of white...
I liked the flavor of these, but not the texture. I may try again with 1/2 unbleached flour and 1/2 whole-wheat. I think the first bake time was too long, since it was hard to slice them. The log was too hard. (My oven temp. is correct according to the thermometer, so that wasn't the problem.) 20 minutes may have been plenty. I may try again with these changes.