Chocolate Almond Biscotti: Preheat
your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line a baking sheet
with parchment paper.
Place the almonds on a baking sheet and
bake for about 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let
cool and then chop coarsely.
bowl of your electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat
the sugar and eggs on high speed until thick, pale, and fluffy (about 5 - 10
minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides and
bottom of your bowl as needed. In
a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add
to the egg mixture and beat until combined. Fold in the chopped almonds
and chunks of chocolate.
the batter to a well floured surface and roll into a log shape, that is about 12
inches (30 cm) long and 4 inches (10 cm) wide. You may have to flour
your hands to form the log as the batter is quite sticky. Transfer the log to your
baking sheet and bake for about
25 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack
for about 10 minutes.
Reduce your oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Transfer the log to a cutting board and cut into
3/4 inch (2 cm) slices. Place the
biscotti, cut side down, on your baking sheet. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, turn
the slices over, and bake
minutes or until golden brown and dry to the touch. (The longer you bake
the cookies the more crisp and crunchy they will be.) Remove from oven and let cool. Store in an
Makes about 20 biscotti.