Chocolate and Coffee Biscotti
2 cups all purpose flour
½ cup cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoon instant coffee grounds
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
8 tablespoon butter softened (1 stick)
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs room temperature
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts
2 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
Heat the oven – Preheat the oven to to 350°F.
Mix the dry ingredients – In a large bowl, whisk together flour, instant coffee grounds, and rich cocoa powder. Set aside.
Mix the wet ingredients – Using a mixer, cream butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs.
Make the dough – Next, slowly add the dry ingredients into the buttery mixture until it forms a chocolatey dough. You can then mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Make logs to bake – Once the dough is ready, form two balls of dough on a floured surface and roll them into two logs.
Bake the logs – Place the logs onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then pop them in the oven for 35 minutes. Once the logs look cracked on the top, let them cool for 5 minutes.
Bake them again – Slice the logs diagonally into the desired amount of cookies and bake them again for an additional 10 minutes.
Let the cookies cool and enjoy – Once the cookies are done baking the second time, let them cool completely, then enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.
- Chocolate Dipped Biscotti – Make this easy chocolate biscotti even more chocolatey by dipping the biscotti in chocolate. In a microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening for 1 minute or until the chocolate is melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until smooth. Then dip the tip of each baked cookie in the melted chocolate. Wait for the chocolate to harden before eating.
- Cranberry and Orange Biscotti – Try Cranberry Orange biscotti if you prefer fruit to chocolate. In order to make it, just mix in dried cranberries to the dry ingredients and orange zest into the wet ingredients. Then just follow the remaining steps above (and don’t use cocoa powder, chocolate chips, or coffee grounds). If you still want to add chocolate to your biscotti, you can simply dip them in chocolate after their second baking.
- Chocolate and Orange Biscotti – To make chocolate biscotti with a hint of orange, add in 1 teaspoon of orange extract to the wet ingredients.
- Traditional Biscotti – Traditional biscotti is made with lemon zest and almonds instead of chocolate and coffee. In order to make traditional biscotti, mix in almonds with the dry ingredients and lemon zest with the wet ingredients then follow the remaining steps above.