chocolate walnut biscotti

Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Biscuits & Cookies, Favourites
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Hello people!!

2015 is about to end soon. How time flies!! There is so much to do and so less time. I mean maybe I don’t optimize my time well because I am always struggling with the tasks I have at hand. Maybe I should make a To-do list everyday and stick to it as well 😀

chocolate walnut biscotti

Anyways, I noticed that we don’t have a single cookie recipe on the blog yet. To be honest, I am so scared with cookie making. I have ruined several cookie doughs :(. Spreading of the cookies is a constant problem that I face with every recipe. But I am reading and trying to learn this art of cookie baking. Because there is nothing better than baking your own cookies and enjoying the aroma from the oven that fills the house with cheer :).

chocolate walnut biscotti

After struggling with several cookie recipes, I decided to try a biscotti. Biscotti is an Italian biscuit, which is twice baked. It is dry and crunchy and best had dipped in milk, tea or coffee.

This Chocolate Walnut Biscotti is perfect as our first cookie recipe. It’s an easy and no-fail recipe  with the same result everytime :). The dough of a biscotti is formed into a log and baked in an oven. It is then sliced and baked again for that perfect snappy cookie!!

chocolate walnut biscotti

It was loved by my family and freinds. We enjoyed it as it is also, but definitely the taste is several notches higher when dunked in a cup of hot coffee.

What really works for this Chocolate Walnut Biscotti is the deep chocolate flavour and the crunch of the nuts.  Get your oven prepped for this addictive crisp cookie and bake it soon.

 

Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 180 C and butter and flour a large baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and instant coffee powder.
  3. In another bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until well combined.
  4. Stir in the flour mixture to form a stiff dough.
  5. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  6. On prepared baking sheet with floured hands form dough into two slightly flattened logs.
  7. Bake the logs for 30-35 minutes or until slightly firm to touch.
  8. Cool biscotti on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  9. On a chopping board, cut the biscotti diagonally with a serrated knife.
  10. Bake each side for 10 minutes. Cool on a rack.
  11. Biscotti keeps well in an air tight container for 7-10 days.

Notes

The logs spread a little in the first bake. So keep them at a good distance from each other.

http://theloveofcakes.com/chocolate-walnut-biscotti/

chocolate walnut biscotti

I sat with my hot coffee on the swing in our veranda and dunked the Chocolate walnut biscotti in it. The crisp cookie softened and filled my mouth with chocolate goodness. A feeling I cherish with utmost satisfaction!

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