Saturday, March 03, 2012

Chocolate Biscotti

Do you ever have days where you feel like you are one step behind and can’t catch up?  That’s how I have felt for the last couple of weeks.  Among other things, I am behind on blog posts, behind on responding to blog comments, behind on visiting the blogs I follow.  I am so sorry, my blogging friends.  I seriously want to sit down with a cup of coffee and some biscotti and catch up on everything.  Hopefully I will be able to do that soon.  Until then, I will share this Chocolate Biscotti recipe with you.

This recipe might not be the perfect biscotti recipe.  It was kind of crumbly, and I had a few of the ends break off as I was cutting them.  Oh well.  It tasted perfect. . . even the crumbles and broken ends. 

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Chocolate Biscotti
Chocolate Biscotti with walnuts and miniature chocolate chips and dipped in white chocolate.

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 6 ounces white chocolate

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside.3. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.4. Beat in the eggs then mix in the vanilla.5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixture and mix until combined (batter will be stiff).6. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts; knead dough if necessary.7. Divide the dough in half and form into two logs that are approximately 9 inches long; flatten longs with fingers on parchment-lined baking sheet so dough is about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick and about 2 - 3 inches wide. 7. Combine egg yolk and water; brush flattened logs with egg mixture.8. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes; remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 - 15 minutes.9. Transfer lots to cutting board and carefully slice each log diagonally into 3/4 inch slices using a serrated knife. 10. Return slices to baking sheet, laying slices on their sides so cut side is facing up.11. Bake for 10 minutes in 350°F oven then turn slices over and bake 10 more minutes; remove from oven and allow to cool.12. Melt white chocolate in the microwave using medium power; as soon as chocolate begins to soften (approx. 30 seconds) remove from microwave and stir. Continue to microwave at 10 second intervals until chocolate is desired consistency for dipping.13. Dip biscotti slices into white chocolate, covering half of slice; allow white chocolate to harden.14. Store biscotti in an airtight container.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: approx. 30 cookies
Recipe adapted from


  1. Everyone gets a little behind now and then! Hope you feel caught up soon, Jill! These biscotti are a perfect treat while catching up on blogs...they are gorgeous!

  2. Nothing like biscotti with a cup of coffee.

  3. The difference between us is that when I'm behind on blog posts and other blog-related tasks, I can't bake up a beautiful biscotti such as this. And chocolate, no less! Cassie's right. Everyone gets behind sometimes, but we're here to cheer you on and admire your gorgeous photos and recipes when you post again!

  4. I stay perpetually behind. Just the thought of a holiday scares me.

    I love biscotti and a cup of coffee. Just perfect.

  5. I recently discovered biscotti and I LOVE it! I have been searching for some recipes. This one sounds like a winner . . . Chocolate and white chocolate!!!

  6. Hey Jill, After family emergencies and all sorts of major appliances having to be replaced at the same time (entailing work on my place too), I thought I could finally breathe and catch up on my blogging, reading, commenting, etc.; but on no, I get a notice just yesterday that I have to appear for jury duty! I thought I was organized...without cutting back on exercise and sleep, I've decided I need to organize even more!

    I had an amazing biscotti sample today at Costco, and it's haunted me ever since! Yours looks even more delicious, and I love the chocolate dipped in white chocolate--oh, heaven! Thanks!

  7. It happens to everyone Jill but I am amazed that you baked a biscotti , it looks really yummy , gotta try this recipe , it's been a while since I made some . Will try this and let you know :) .

  8. yummy recipe


  9. I enjoy baking biscotti and would like to try your recipe, it looks perfect in your photos! The white chocolate is the perfect touch to make a beautiful chocolate biscotti;-)

  10. Great recipe Jill :) it's okay we all get a little overwhelmed and behind sometimes so don't stress ~ Hope you feel better soon!

  11. That's been me lately. I've fallen behind on everything because I've been so busy with so many things. I always feel bad and hope that those that visit my blog on a regular basis will forgive me and come back.

    I think I've realized though that we all go through this. I'm trying harder to spend the weekday evenings with my family rather than punching the keys on my computer. Yet I have so much to do during the day that when I don't spend time blogging at night I fall behind which has been my case.

    Not to worry though, I will always come back to visit you. I get your posts sent to my email box, otherwise I think I'd forget who I follow. Thank goodness for emails.

    I love biscotti and this one sounds wonderful especially since I'm such a chocolate fan. I hope you were able to sit back, relax, drink a cup of Joe and enjoy your biscotti.

  12. I am a huge biscotti baker, but have not made any for several months. Love, love, your chocolate biscotti, dipped into white chocolate!
    Jill, your biscotti is super fabulous, and I thank you for the amazing recipe:DDD

  13. I just left a comment...hope it went through!

  14. Yummy this sounds great! Who cares about crumbly bits and broken ends! Well, I guess as bloggers we are obsess about how our pictures look :) I'd gladly nibble on the broken ends and crumbs :) Thank you for this recipe! Your pictures are gorgeous!

  15. No worries I always seem to be a month behind, lol.. my mom loves biscotti with her afternoon coffee.. thank you for sharing!

  16. Love it! Chocolate has been my largest food group lately so I'm going to add this into the repertoire. :)


  17. Chocolate biscotti is surely a great treat for when you're catching up on everything.

  18. Jill, beautiful delicious looking biscotti. Love it. I will defiantly try to make them. thanks for sharing.


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