Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti

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The festivity and chilly winter in US are gearing me in my baking mood. Meanwhile, my 10 months old infant is keeping me super busy with his fast crawls and babbles. He sometimes grabs my attention to the extent that he doesn’t allow me to blink away from him. That’s so possessive of him and I probably love it the most now. However, what brought this post of mine is not some planned Christmas massive baking or a party. My husband played for me an absolute masterpiece for food bloggers, “Julie and Julia”. This had a sudden urge in me to bake these lovelies. Now, why Biscotti? Why not some other cookies? Cause it’s Christmas time and these Biscotti’s have stolen my heart and mind ever since I have tasted them this summer. Before that it was just a name which I had heard in many movies. So, here I’m making almond and choco-chip Biscotti.

Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti
Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti

These Italian crisp Biscotti are the double baked cookies which it literally means. The double baked Biscotti are traditionally made out of almonds. I wanted was to desperately bake the chocolate ones, but my pantry missed the cocoa powder. Hence, I dropped the idea and baked the basic ones with almonds and choco-chips.

Ingredients:

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Choco chips
Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _Chopped Almonds
Almonds
  1. All purpose flour – 2 cups
  2. Eggs – 3 large ones
  3. Brown sugar – 1 cup
  4. Butter (softened)- 1 stick (100 gms)
  5. Baking powder – 1 tsp
  6. Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  7. Salt – 1tsp
  8. Choco-chips – 1 cup
  9. Almonds (toasted and roughly chopped) – 1 cup
  10. Egg wash – (made out of beating one egg with 2 tbsp of milk)

Steps of Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven for 30 mins at a temperature of 180°C or 350 F.
  2. There after mix the butter and sugar, until the sugar dissolves properly.
    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _Step
    Mix the butter and sugar

    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _Step
    Mix the butter and sugar
  3. Beat the eggs and whisk it in the butter sugar mixture.

    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _Whishking Egg
    Whisking egg
  4. Sieve the dry ingredients (flour and baking soda), add the vanilla extract to the whisked mixture and knead a dough similar to the ones you make for cookies.
    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _Sieved Flour
    Sieved Flour and baking soda
    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _Step
    Adding vanilla extract

    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _Step
    Add the butter plus sugar mixture
  5. Add the chopped almonds and choco-chips to the dough.

    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _Step
    Almond and Choco-chip Dough
  6. If the rolls appear to sticky, knead a bit more with the dry flour. In a baking tray take two elongated bread rolls shaped dough and brush the rolls with the egg wash, so that the cookie gets a wonderful glaze and let it bake for 25 mins.
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    Kneading with dry flour
    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _the elongated rolls to be baked
    The elongated rolls to be baked
    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti_Baking the Cookie
    Baking the Cookie

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  7. Cut the bread roll shaped cookies into the Biscotti form as shown in the image and bake it again for 15-20 mins.
    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _second round of baking tray after cutting into smaller pieces
    Second round of baking tray after cutting into smaller pieces

    Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti _SecondRound of Baking
    Second round of baking

Hurray!!, you have the fresh, crisp Biscotti ready. Simply dunk it in your favorite tea or coffee and enjoy it this Christmas season. I bet you are going to have the best tea time snack for yourself.

Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti
Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti
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Almond and choco-chip Biscotti
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 10
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Italian crisp Almond and Choco-chip Biscotti are the double baked cookies. These are traditionally made of almonds, are a great with tea and coffee.

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous said:

    Looking yummy..

    March 20, 2017
    Reply
    • Shreemaa said:

      Thank you !!

      March 23, 2017
      Reply
  2. Anonymous said:

    I am trying this on coming weekend 🙂

    December 22, 2017
    Reply
    • Shreemaa said:

      Sure, happy baking. Share pics 🙂

      December 22, 2017
      Reply

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