|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 26 cookies (serves 13)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||39%|
|Saturated Fat 15g||75%|
|Total Carbohydrate 36g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Eastern European Jews call this twice-baked cookie mandelbrot, but every country has its version. Italians have biscotti, Brits and South Africans have rusks, and beschuits (zwiebacks) are popular in the Netherlands. This buttery recipe is perfect dunked in coffee.
Although it's not necessary, you can drizzle melted white and melted semisweet chocolate on the finished cookies. Store them tightly covered. They will keep for weeks.
- 8 ounces butter (room-temperature)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this biscotti dish is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and baking.
Make the Dough
Heat oven to 300 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, cream 8 ounces room-temperature butter and 1 cup sugar.
Beat in 3 large eggs, one at a time. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, combine 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Add to creamed mixture and stir in 1 cup slivered almonds.
Place dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour to make it easier to handle.
Divide dough in half. Wet hands very lightly. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, form each dough half into a 3-by-11-inch log.
Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from oven. Increase temperature to 325 F.
Using a long metal spatula, lift biscotti logs onto wire racks and cool completely. Place on cutting board and cut diagonally with serrated knife or ham slicer into 3/4-inch slices.
Place pieces cut-side down on un-greased baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes.
Turn pieces over and bake 10 minutes longer.
Cool completely on wire racks.
Make the Drizzle
Melt semisweet chocolate and white chocolate separately in the microwave.
Using a fork, drip semisweet chocolate diagonally over cookies.
Using a fork, drip white chocolate in the opposite direction over cookies.
- When chocolate is completely dry, store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.