I know as if I didn’t have a million other things to do but I was in the mood for baking up something new, something new and fancy! I found a couple of tasty sounding biscotti recipes but my chocolate obsession suggested this one first.
6 tbsp room temp butter
1 cup sugar
1.5 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cocoa powder
1.5 tsp baking powder ( original called for 2)
>1/4 tsp salt (cause I hear salt is always necessary when baking from scratch)
Choc chips! (i didn’t use as many as i normally use but i feel like i should have)
A mixer, sometimes I mix things by hand but I think you really need a mixer for this one.
As fancy as it sounds and seems biscotti is actually not that difficult to make. They’re really just twice baked cookies.
Ok so first you beat the butter with the sugar, best to do if the butter is not cold. Then beat one egg in at a time. Add the vanilla.
Put all the dry ingredients in the eggsugarbutter mix; the flour, cocoa and beat that together.
Once all that’s done, and you’ve made sure all the dry ingredients are mixed add the chocolate chips (or whatever else you would like: almonds, hazelnuts, peanut butter chips etc)
Preheat oven to 350 F and make two log shaped masses on your silicone mat/ parchment paper -which is not the same as wax paper! I had neither so I sprayed my cookie sheet and prayed lol. Leave a couple inches between your two logs if you’re putting them on the same sheet cause they will expand!
Bake for 25 mins, then let cool for 10 mins.
Cut the log/loafs into slices and turn them on their sides and bake on each side for 10 mins, at 300 F.
Recipe makes a lighter version of biscotti, and after eating these i found that they werent the crispy cookies i was really looking for, not that they didnt taste good. but now i want to experiment with different flavors, mayybe chocolate peanut butter, or chocolate hazelnut? all the taste testers at my job seem to prefer nutella lol so hazelnut might be next on the list.