Double Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

Double Chocolate Walnut Biscotti studded with roasted walnuts and chocolate chunks just waiting to be dunked in you morning coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. I love biscotti, but you might remember that I hate coffee. Well maybe not all coffee… just regular coffee-give me a sugary coffee drink with whipped cream and drizzled caramel any day! I start most of my mornings with a cup of tea and sometimes some delicious biscotti. This quick and easy biscotti also makes great gifts for family and friends.

 

Double Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

Ingredients:

3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder, dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate (60% cocoa), chopped
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
On a separate baking sheet, spread the walnuts nuts onto baking sheet and place in preheated oven 6-8 minutes until fragrant. Shake the baking sheet halfway through baking so the nuts will toast evenly. Remove nuts from oven and set aside to cool completely.
In a large bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated. Stir in flour mixture until just combined to form a stiff dough. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.
On prepared baking sheet divide dough into two portions. Form into two slightly flattened logs, each 12 inches long and 2 inches wide, and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Bake logs 25-35 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch. Cool biscotti on baking sheet 5 minutes.
On a cutting board cut biscotti diagonally into 3/4-inch slices. Arrange biscotti, cut sides down, on baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 5 minutes each side. Cool biscotti on a rack.
Biscotti keep in airtight containers 1 week and frozen, 1 month.

Source: adapted from Gourmet, December 1994

16 Responses to “Double Chocolate Walnut Biscotti”

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    tryityoumightlikeit — March 18, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    I’ve been wanting to make biscotti for so long now. I’m not really a fan of it but I’ve homemade is so much better. Yours looks great!

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    Michelle — March 18, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    I love how much chocolate there is in this recipe :-) I’m sure it’d be great with a cup of tea!

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — March 18, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    ahh i love biscottis! especially almond flavored ones!

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    Anita Menon — March 18, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    I made these too but adapted from David Lebovitz. They turned out so yum. Yours look fantastic.

    Here’s the link to the post where I made them. http://sliceofmylyfe.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/a-disturbed-week/

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    Rufus' Food and Spirit Guide — March 18, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    I love biscotti. Like the idea of having espresso in the mix too!

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    Jenny — March 18, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    I always thought biscotti were baked twice lol I love this, so chocolatey! :)

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    muppy — March 18, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    This looks perfect, i really really love coffee……

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    simplynutritiouskate — March 18, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    This biscotti looks so rich and chocolaty perfect with afternoon tea!

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    sensiblecooking — March 18, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    oh my gosh christina you can make me do any thing for that biscotti. I can already imagine me sipping my morning coffee and biting into this heavenly treat. I am so making this weekend and becoming the envy of neighborhood. :) And only for that sole reason I will drink my coffee in the front porch. LOL

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    bellabits — March 18, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    OMG! I love biscotti, and these look amazing! Must try soon.

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    Liz — March 18, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    That is the most decadent looking biscotti I’ve ever seen…yum!!! These have to be fabulous~

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    This Italian Family — March 19, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    Ooh this is pretty!

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    katshealthcorner — March 20, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    Awwwwwe, I melted! ;) That looks incredible!!! I am a lover of all things Chocolate! :D Especially if it has Walnuts with it! ;)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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    Julie Tan — March 21, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    I love biscotti but always get mine from Trader Joes! I am too lazy to bake them myself. Great photographs! Love how you used the newspaper as the background. :)

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    Sara — March 25, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    Mmm, I’m always in search of biscotti recipes. The chocolate/espresso combination looks absolutely wonderful.

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