Chocolate chocolate chip biscotti

Chocolate chocolate chip biscotti

It’s the twelfth day in on the reverse Advent calendar cookie project and with no italian cookie yet in sight 😮 this is as good a time as any for the old standby – biscotti. They keep well in an airtight container, don’t need to be frozen, and are just the thing to dip into coffee, hot milk, or dessert wine.

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3 large eggs, beaten
grated zest of 1 orange (or 1 tsp. orange water)
juice of half an orange

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the beaten eggs, orange zest, and orange juice. Using your hands, mix and work the dough until thoroughly combined. The mixture will be sticky.

With wet hands, divide dough equally into thirds and shape each into a log (about 2 inches wide) onto a cookie sheet lined with baking parchment. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until firm; remove from oven and lower the heat to 200°F.

When the logs are cool enough to handle, slice into 1/2-inch sections on the diagonal and lay cut-side up on cookie sheet. Return to oven and bake until dry and firm, turning over once during the process.

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8 thoughts on “Chocolate chocolate chip biscotti

    1. Rowena Post author

      It has been some time since I’ve made any type of dipping biscotti or cantucci that I forgot how quickly they disappear in our home. Will have to do another batch this week!

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  1. Lisa

    This brings back memories! I love Biscotti! My Italian friend whom I had adopted as my grandma always made Biscotti! She taught me how to crochet too! She has been deceased a long time now but fond memories. I can’t wait to try your recipe! Hugz Lisa and Bear

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    1. Rowena Post author

      She sounds like a very special person, and how wonderful that you had the pleasure of knowing her. If you do try these, you can also omit the orange flavoring or substitute it with vanilla. I added the orange for a more xmas-y flavor.

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