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Italian: Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti April 27, 2012

Filed under: Dessert,Italian,Presentation,Recipes — multiculturalfamilyrecipes @ 11:46 pm


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F
  2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add white sugar, beating well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Stir in vanilla. Mixture should be creamy at this point.
  3. Combine 1 cup flour and baking powder, and add to the butter mixture. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough, and then stir in almonds.
  4. With lightly floured hands, divide the dough in half.
  5. Shape each portion into a 9 inch log, and place 4 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Combine egg yolk and water in a bowl, and brush the mixture on each log.
  7. Bake biscotti in oven for about 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and place on wire racks. Allow biscotti to cool completely.
  8. Using a serrated knife, carefully cut each log crosswise into 1/2 inch slices.
  9. Place biscotti on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 300°F for 10 minutes on each side.
  10. Remove to wire racks once again and let cool completely.
  11. To make the chocolate dip, melt chocolate chips and shortening in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth.
  12. Carefully dip one end of each biscotti into the chocolate mixture, coating it evenly. Place each biscotti on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and allow them to cool completely.


Biscotti is an Italian cookie, usually enjoyed after a meal with coffee to go with it. My great grandmother used to make them often, although usually without chocolate. Because I love it so much, I never make them without dipping them in chocolate! Be careful though, not only are they delicious, but quite addicting! I am thinking about making these to bring to the class for our presentation.


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