Twelve Days of Christmas: Biscotti for Santa

Chocolate dipping is not optional

Chocolate dipping is not optional

Because Santa really likes biscotti and we hear he’s a sucker for chocolate too. A special thanks to Bits And Breadcrumbs for putting us in the chocolate biscotti mode with this recipe that includes ginger and chocolate.

 

Almond Biscotti

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 6 ounces almonds, toasted
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 375. Spread almonds on a cookie sheet in a single layer and put in oven until starting to crackle, or 8-10 minutes. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Create a well in the center. Add eggs, honey and almond extract. Stir until incorporated. Drop dough onto greased baking sheet in two even logs, about two inches wide and 10-12 inches long. Bake until golden and firm. Let cool for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 325. Once biscotti has cooled slightly cut them at a diagonal in roughly 1/2 inch slices. Stand upright on baking sheet and return to oven. Cook for 10 minutes longer. If desired melt dark chocolate on the stovetop and dip one end of each cookie in warm chocolate. Place on parchment paper to dry.

Guess which is the chocolate recipe

Guess which is the chocolate recipe?

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Create a well in the center. Add eggs, honey and almond extract. Stir until incorporated. Mix in chocolate chips. Drop dough onto greased baking sheet in two even logs, about two inches wide and 10-12 inches long. Bake until firm, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 325. Once biscotti has cooled slightly cut them at a diagonal in roughly 1/2 inch slices. Stand upright on baking sheet and return to oven. Cook for 10 minutes longer. If desired melt dark chocolate on the stovetop and dip one end of each cookie in warm chocolate. Place on parchment paper to dry.

 

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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7 Responses to Twelve Days of Christmas: Biscotti for Santa

  1. kcg1974 says:

    This looks delicious. One of my ‘guilty’ pleasures is indulging in biscotti with a cup of cappuccino! 🙂

  2. Misky says:

    I’m leaning toward the first recipe, personally. Yum. Happy Christmas, Greg!

  3. These look fantastic! LOVE biscotti. Thanks so much for the shout out and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. Raymund says:

    Definitely perfect with a good cup of coffee

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    2 great recipes, Greg. You’ve really shared an excellent collection of biscotti over the years. Thanks.

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