Monday, December 7, 2009

Almond Chocolate Biscotti

I discovered this recipe long ago in one of my Quick Cooking (now Simple and Delicious) magazines. This cookie begins with a chocolate cake mix, making the prep simple and the results delicious! I've been making this Almond Chocolate Biscotti for my Christmas cookie trays for years - it's one of my favorites!

Since I haven't begun my Christmas baking yet, I was excited to find the recipe (and a picture) on allrecipes!


1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 (10 ounce) package vanilla or white chips
2 tablespoons shortening

In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix, flour, butter, chocolate syrup, eggs and extracts; mix well. Stir in the almonds and miniature chocolate chips. Divide dough in half. On ungreased baking sheets, shape each portion into a 12-in. x 2-in. log.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes o until firm to the touch. Cool for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; carefully cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 1/2-in. slices. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a small heavy saucepan over low heat, melt vanilla chips and shortening. Drizzle over biscotti; let stand until hardened. Store in an airtight container.

Recommend: YES

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1 comment:

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Here's another fantastic biscotti recipe! Picky Palate's Chocoholic Mint Truffle Kissed Biscotti! YUM!

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