Monday, January 4, 2010

Chocolate-Almond Biscotti

Chocolate------It's just about my favorite comfort food of all time.  I found this recipe when I was visiting different blogs one day.  It calls for cocoa AND dark chocolate morsels, so this is for the REALLY chocoholic.

Chocolate-Almond Biscotti

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 cup dark brown sugar

1 3/4 cups unbleached flour

1/3 cup cocoa

1/2 teaspoon finely ground decaf coffee (instant would work as well)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup whole almonds, toasted

3/4 cup dark chocolate chips, tiny ones if you can find them

Preheat oven to 300°. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment or a silpat mat. In large bowl, beat eggs and extracts with hand mixer. Blend in sugar. Sift together flour, cocoa, coffee, baking soda, and salt. Mix to blend. Stir in almonds and chocolate chips. Spoon batter into one long log down the center of parchment. Bake for 50 minutes. Remove from oven. Leave oven set to 300°. Wait 5-10 minutes, then slice large cookie log crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Place slices on cookie sheets and bake for 25 minutes. Turn cookie slices over and bake another 25 minutes. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.