These lightly sweetened biscotti are made with sliced almonds mixed in and sprinkled on top, and are drizzled with chocolate. They go perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and make great gifts for any occasion. Some biscotti I have tried have been way too hard…these are crunchy, but not too hard on the teeth. Dunk them in your favorite drink to soften even more. When I made this last batch, they were all gone within 24 hours! You might want to double the recipe… 🙂
Chocolate Drizzeld Almond Biscotti
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 1 tsp milk
- 1 tbsp sugar for garnish
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- In a standalone mixer, cream butter and sugar.
- Add eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla.
- Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
- Add flour mixture a little at a time to creamed ingredients.
- Carefully stir in sliced almonds with a spoon or spatula. /
- Preheat oven to 375 ºF.
- Using a spatula and hands, spread dough into a 12-in. x 3-in. rectangle on a baking sheet.
- Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar and almonds as desired.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and firm.
- Remove from oven and reduce heat to 300 ºF.
- Transfer to a wire rack using a spatula, and let cool for 15 minutes.
- On a cutting board, slice pieces diagonally ½ in. thick.
- Place slices cut side down on baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then turn over and bake 10 minutes more.
- You can leave cookies in oven with door open to cool, or remove to cooling rack right away depending on how hard you want them!
- Once cool, melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter in a saucepan on low (careful not to burn) or in microwave 30 seconds are a time. Stir occasionally.
- Place melted chocolate in a old honey container or plastic bag with corner cut and drizzle or spread melted chocolate over biscotti as desired.
Makes 10 biscotti
This post is sponsored by:
this looks excellent. I love biscotti and that little drizzle of chocolate makes it even better!!!
Thanks, Laura! 🙂