Welcome to #cookieweek! Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends to present to you a week of cookie treats! We have every type of cookie you can think of listed this week, including something for our furry friends! Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps or simply visit our Pinterest board! Make sure you enter the giveaway with some fabulous prizes fromKitchenAid, King Arthur Flour, OXO, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with your cookie making needs!
Growing up in an Italian household not only meant lots of pasta and sauce and all sorts of delicious savory foods, but it also meant great desserts and snacks as well. My love of Biscotti stems from my Mom. She loves all things crunchy. When she toasts bread, it has to be extra dark and crispy – almost to the point of being burnt. Back to the crunchy… Biscotti is an anytime snack cookie for me. Most people like it with coffee or tea, and I’ll eat it like that too, but I also welcome it anytime of the day.
Biscotti, plural of Biscotto, is a twice baked cookie, which is how it becomes dry and crunchy. There are so many flavor options with Biscotti. The most traditional Italian biscotti is with almonds and anise. I’m not particularly a fan of anise so I went a more modern route with these Double Chocolate Biscotti. It’s a very rich cookie and perfect with a cold glass of milk.
adapted from Advanced Bread and Pastry
yield 12 large or 24 small
Double Chocolate Biscotti Ingredients:
– 2 oz unsalted Butter, room temperature
– 7 & 1/8 oz granulated Sugar
– 3 large Eggs
– 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
– 9 & 7/8 oz All Purpose Flour
– 2 oz Almond Meal/Flour
– 1 & 1/2 oz Cocoa Powder
– 1 & 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
– 1/2 teaspoon Salt
– 3 & 1/2 oz Milk Chocolate Chips
Double Chocolate Biscotti Directions:
– Heat oven to 325F
– Cream Butter and Sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer
– Add in Eggs and Vanilla Extract
– Combine All Purpose Flour, Almond Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder and Salt in a small bowl. If necessary, sift to prevent clumps.
– Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly. Once all the dry ingredients are in, scrape down the sides of the bowl and add in the Chocolate Chips. Mix just to combine, making sure all the dry ingredients is incorporated.
– Place the dough on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Roughly 12 inches long by 3-4 inches wide by 1 inch thick. You can also form it into two smaller loaves and the second bake time will be reduced.
– Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
– Lower oven temperature to 300F.
– When the Biscotti is cool, slice on a bias with a serrated knife and return to oven. Bake for 15 minutes, flip to the other side and bake another 15 minutes, or until well dried.
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Also, Check out the other #CookieWeek Participants and give them some love!
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Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!