Chocolate Chip Biscotti

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We have been robbed. Robbed of an hour of time. Do you know how precious one hour is to the parents of three little kids? VEEEERY precious. It’s an additional hour of sleep. It’s an additional hour of bliss and peace.

For the last couple of days I’ve been a walking zombie…. “Walking Dead” has nothing on me. I could scare you just like that. Until I have my morning coffee. In peace. With my Hubby. Getting ready for the day.

I needed that one more hour!

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Grumpiness aside. Let’s talk about food. That always makes me feel better. icon smile Chocolate Chip Biscotti Especially if there is chocolate involved.

I have found my new obsession. Biscotti.

Few weeks ago, I stopped by Aimees blog, Shugary Sweets, and she was sharing her newest biscotti recipe. It dawned on me that I have never tried making Biscotti. I have eaten it only once before too! I quickly added it to my ever growing to-bake list and couldn’t get it out of my head.

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I had to make biscotti. I wanted to see how the twice baked Italian treats live up to their adorable name. Heck, it even sounds delicious!

Oh boy, am I glad I made them! They are delicate and crunchy, like a real biscotti should be. These biscotti are easy to make and do not require you to dedicate a whole afternoon to it. Like I said, it’s enough we have been robbed of an hour already.

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I went with this simple version that you can easily pair with your morning coffee, cappuccino or whatever makes your cup happy. Most biscotti recipes use all white sugar. I went all light brown to imitate the chocolate chip cookie. It’s like a fancied up version of it, in a biscotti form. icon smile Chocolate Chip Biscotti Me like!

Look out for more biscotti recipes here on the blog. I hope you are a fan too! icon smile Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 24 pieces

Chocolate chip biscotti made with brown sugar. Delicate, crunchy and perfect to pair with your coffee.

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
  2. 2/3 c packed light brown sugar
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 2 c all-purpose flour
  8. 3/4 c chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter for 30 second. Add brown sugar and cream until fluffy.
  4. Add baking powder and salt and mix well.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Beat well.
  6. Lower the speed of your mixer and add as much flour as you can. Stir the rest in.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  8. Transfer the biscotti dough onto the floured surface.
  9. Shape into a log and divide into two portions. Place both onto prepared baking sheets.
  10. Shape each portion into a 8" log.
  11. bake for 20 minutes or until cracked on top and just starting to brown.
  12. Remove from oven and cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
  13. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  14. Slice each log diagonally into 3/4" slices (you should get about 12 slices from each log).
  15. Place the slices onto a baking sheet laying them on their sides.
  16. Bake 10 minutes, then flip each piece onto other side. Bake additional 8 to 10 minutes.
  17. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Notes

Using serrated knife make cutting the slices before second baking easier. Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook Bridal Edition

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xoxo,

Anna

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32 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Biscotti

  1. I love these photos and the biscotti looks so yummy. I have to admit I’m happy about DST now that I have natural light. I was so excited yesterday when it was 4pm and I realized I had time to shoot photos. But I’m definitely wiped out.

    • DST is good as I was struggling with natural light too… It will take me at least a week to get used to it though. :) Thanks, Jen!

  2. This hour less of time thing has my whole sleep schedule way off! I can’t get to bed until 1 am now. Walking zombie is right. I think I need one of these biscotti’s and a tall mug of coffee.

  3. Haha, as another mom of three little ones, I can totally relate :) Biscotti is one thing I have, for some reason, still never gotten around to making…maybe because I don’t drink coffee. But I need to change that – this sounds wonderful!

    • How do you do it? I can’t without coffee… LMK if you try making biscotti. I would love to know what you think! Thank you, Anna!

  4. Aren’t biscotti fun? I really like the chocolate chips in yours, which reminds me…it’s been far too long since I whipped up a batch. Yours looks perfect!

    PS: I know what you mean about that extra hour in the morning–I’ve been missing it, too!

  5. I loooove biscotti. But I cut coffee out a couple of months ago so I no longer have that to dip it in! I’m sure I’ll be allowing myself the occasional indulgence though, and when I do, I’ll be sure to whip up a batch of these delicious goodies to go with it!

  6. I will try any new sweet to get the same traditional chocolate chip cookie taste! Thanks for the suggestion.
    Hope you’ll feel more rested soon!

  7. I just can’t hate on daylight savings – having daylight during my post-work hours is so marvelous and uplifting. I feel like a new person! But this chocolate chip biscotti looks like the perfect grumpiness cure. I’ll keep it in mind for my grumpy days!

  8. Oh biscotti! DUH, I haven’t made a simple chocolate chip version. Love that you used all brown sugar, I bet they tasted fantastic! get some rest :)

  9. I love that we have extra daylight… the loss on a hour.. sucks!! My kids don’t want to go to bed on time and they are a bear to get up in the morning. Now if had these biscotti to bribe them with… maybe I would have an easier time. :o)

  10. Wow I would never have guessed it was your first time making them–you got a perfect slice! My first few times making them the results were yummy but ugly lol. I have made a plain chocolate chip mandelbrot (Jewish biscotti) before but it was oil based. I am going to try yours, especially with the all brown sugar!

  11. Oh ny goodness! That one hour less sleep is the worst. It always takes my kids a few days to balance back out so it’s just days of awful, sleep deprived crankiness in our house. On another note, your first experience with making biscotti? Perfection!! Love the chocolate chips and they look absolutely flawless. Great job!

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  13. Oh, I totally agree about that extra hour! And I love biscotti. One of these days, I’ll actually make them myself…

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