Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

I absolutely love making these. It was rewarding to hear that they were "the best" at a party today. They're easy to make, look great, and taste even better. These are perfect to bring to someone's home and are wonderful to enjoy in a cup of coffee, milk, or glass of wine. Really, dunk these in your vino.

1.5 sticks of butter softened
3 cups of flour
1.25 cup of sugar
6 eggs
3 tbsp of baking powder
3 cups of chocolate chips
1.5 tsp anise extract

Preheat oven to 375. Cream the butter and  sugar. Beat the eggs and add the anise. Combine flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips. Make sure you line your cookie sheets with parchment paper or use silpat liners. Divide the dough into three inch wide logs the length of your cookie sheet. If your dough seems wet, it's ok and will bake just fine. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Let them cool then slice the log on a bias into 1 inch pieces. Lay the biscottis on their sides and put them back in the oven for approximately 6 minutes then turn them over and "toast" the other side.
Once they have cooled you can either frost with a powdered sugar, anise extract, water glaze or your can dunk them in melted chocolate. From the picture, you can see what I prefer.
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