I’m not a coffee drinker. Or a dunker. So, biscotti and I shouldn’t get along. But we do.
You see, these biscotti are delicious even when they are eaten plain. In fact, they are good enough to eat at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and for snacks. These biscotti were perfectly crisp yet still soft – nothing is worse than a biscotti that is break-your-teeth-hard. They weren’t overly sweet, either. So, whip yourself up a batch of these and enjoy!
Nutella Chocolate Chip Biscotti
very slightly adapted from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup (6 oz) Nutella, room temperature
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until smooth and slightly lightened in color, 2-3 minutes. Add Nutella to the bowl and mix on medium speed until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well (15 to 20 seconds) and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to Nutella mixture and beat on low speed until combined; scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
- Add chocolate chips and mix on low speed until just blended.
- Divide the dough in half and on a lightly floured surface, shape each half of dough into a 13-inch log. Place the logs on the prepared baking sheet 4 inches apart. Gently press down on the logs to flatten them slightly until they are about 2 inches across.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the logs are firm to the touch. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack and let the logs cool completely.
- Turn the oven down to 275°F and position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Transfer the cooled logs to a cutting board and use a serrated knife to slice the logs on the diagonal into 1/2-inch thick cookies. Line a second baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cookies, cut side down, on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 30-40 minutes, turning the biscotti over halfway through, until the cookies are dry. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:04 am