Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Chocolate Almond Biscotti
Makes:
30
cookies (2 1/2 dozen)
Prep Time:
40
minutes
Total Time:
164
minutes
based on 70 reviews
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Bake these nut- and chocolate-studded biscuits twice to make them crunchy enough for dunking in your favorite hot drink. These Chocolate Almond Biscotti make great gifts and ship beautifully for those long-distance friends.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease 1 large or 2 small baking sheet(s).

MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract and almond extract until crumbly. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in melted chocolate. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in nuts. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm.

SHAPE dough with floured hands into two 9 x 3-inch logs on prepared baking sheet(s).

BAKE for 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of each log comes out clean. Cool on baking sheets for 15 minutes. Slide logs onto cutting board and cut diagonally into 3/4-inch slices. Return to baking sheet(s) cut side down. Bake turning biscotti over halfway through, for 20 minutes or until dry. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

LINE baking sheet(s) with waxed paper.

DIP biscotti halfway into Chocolate Coating; shake off excess. Place on prepared baking sheet(s). Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store in airtight containers in cool place or in refrigerator.

FOR CHOCOLATE COATING:
MICROWAVE
remaining 1 cup morsels and 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth.


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duane stacey from TERRYVILLE, CT

I collect biscotti recipes and these are delicious. My family enjoys new biscottis all the time and i will certainly make these again.

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    Okey Dokey

    Antoinette Woodley from NORFOLK, VA

    Talk about putting a new spin on the old. What an ingenious way to turn an old recipe to new. The kids will love it and so will you.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    RUTH WHITEHEAD from Ocala, FL

    Better make a double batch because they disappear as fast as you make them. Really simple to make. The only problem is "you can't eat just one".

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Stephanie Fiorentino from Batavia, NY

    Delicious! Relatively easy to make. I eliminated the almonds and they were great - a big hit at my Christmas Cookie Swap. I use a silicone mat for easier removal.

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    Easy and Delicious!

    TAMMY Freed from Manteca, CA

    This is a great recipe that makes delicious biscotti! You can do so much with whatever you feel like drizzling over the top of these - it's great no matter what you top it with!!! It's also extremely good dipped in hot chocolate...YUM!!

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    Who would have thought!

    Billie Culp from BROKEN ARROW, OK

    Who would have thought something so easy could be so good! I love this biscotti recipe! My husband and I moved from Washington state about 8 years age and we have not found a lot of Biscotti's in Oklahoma. When I found this recipe thought I would give it a try to see how easy it would be. Easy and delicious! Dip one end in white chocolate chips melted and the other in melted Andes candies chips melted, WOW! What a treat! Next time I will dip them in either peanut butter chips or health bar chips! Can't wait to try it!

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    Excellent & Easy!!

    tricia hirschey from CAMARILLO, CA

    I absolutely love biscotti and my grandmother is Italian and used to make them all the time, now I get to enjoy making them for others and myself.

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    Choc almond biscotti. Wow!!!

    Laurayne Greif from LINCOLN, NE

    I have made biscotti quite a few times and this is the best. I love it and my husband as well. I took it to work and got raves for it.

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    A Great Biscotti!

    Donna Mashburn from Birmingham, AL

    This is an excellent recipe. Makes a wonderful biscotti. Chocolate has a lot to do with it being wonderful!

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    wonderful recipe!

    Sally Staszak from PETOSKEY, MI

    This was the first time I made biscoti. After I made them I looked back on the recipe & it was classified as "challening". I didn't find it that way at all. They were easy & wonderful! I will make them often.

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    Easy

    DEBORAH PLUM from CEDAR FALLS, IA

    This recipe was the first time I have ever made biscotti. It was much easier than I thought and they tasted great! I will make this often.

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    Chocolate Biscotti

    Julianne Farris from Stockbridge, GA

    My husband loves biscotti(chocoholic.) It is one of the few cookies that he loves. I find them quick and easy to make with no fuss. I leave out the almond. They are decorative with white chocolate glaze.

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    Chocolate almond biscotti

    DEBBIE CARRINO from VALRICO, FL

    These are scrumptious; they are so much easier to make than you would think ! AND they are well worth the effort. Biscotti are such a great treat, you can have just one with a cup of hot tea, or coffee, and they make you feel so filled up and satisfied; they can be a dieter's secret ,but YUMMY weapon!!!!!

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    chocolate biscotti

    mimi ladner from BEAVERTON, OR

    Very easy to make. Good texture and great taste. Clean-up is easy as well. Thanks

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Mary Gates from CAPE CORAL, FL

    These are delicious with your morning coffee or tea. I also melt white chocolate morsels to dip the Biscotti in. Made a plate for a school breakfast and the combination of white and chocolate coated biscotti made a very pretty platter. These store and ship well so make a nice homemade gift for loved ones far away.

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    Always Wonderful

    Carol Gentry from Beavercreek, OH

    I have made these biscotti's for special times for my family and friends, and they never fail me in getting wonderful and faboulas reviews from them. They are starting to look forward in getting a gift from me, because it is usually made with lots of time and love-only the best for my family. Please keep up the wonderful job on getting these great recipes out us who love to bake, and these recipes make us bakers look professional.

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    chocolate Almond Biscotti

    NETTIE DECKER from NASHUA, NH

    I really enjoyed making this recipe everyone loved them I also made them with white chocolate dip on the end and they were a big hit with all my friends. I also had my share of them in the process.

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    Easy Biscotti

    Mary Jo Linton from KANSAS CITY, MO

    I have always had trouble making biscotti. This was very easy to follow directions. Also, this was the first recipe that had directions to bake again after cutting. Excellent for gift giving or meetings.

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    Biscotti

    M P from HASLET, TX

    My teenage son made these without any problems. They were very good and our whole family enjoyed them.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    NANCY COWLISHAW from POCATELLO, ID

    I tried making these yesterday and they were just the Biscotti recipe I was looking for. They turned out just perfect and were wonderful with coffee.

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    IRMA DONATO from CAMERON PARK, CA

    My very first attempt at Biscotti,and they were fantastic! I used white chocolate to dip some of them and can't wait to make some more.

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    Just Perfect!

    Jessica DePriest from VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

    Although I'm relatively new to the baking world, I found this recipe simple and delightful. My husband and coworkers have still not stopped complimenting me on it and asking for more. I'm looking forward to making it for the holidays.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Jacqueline Pennington from APO, AE

    This was a very good recipe and my first time at making biscotti. I will make this again and venturing out to try some new ones.

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    Great gift ideas

    REGINA WEDIG from AMITE, LA

    I am always looking for new recipes to try with my friends. We get together on a regular basis to have fun, bake and catch up on news and gossip. Because my family owned a bakery, my friends always expect me to be able to teach them new skills. This recipe fits the bill! Not only are these cookies great, they are really not that hard to make. thanks again

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    Chocolate biscotti

    Nancy Denke from SCOTTSDALE, AZ

    Thank you for having this recipe. I have been looking for a chocolate one that was good and easy and here it is. My family loved it

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    CHOCOLATE ALMOND BISCOTTI

    CYNTHIA THOMAS from ELYRIA, OH

    THESE ARE VERY GOOD. I NEVER MADE BISCOTTI UNTIL NOW.I WAS PLEASANTLY SUPRISED AT HOW EASY IT WAS. I DID A FEW VARIATIONS, I USED MIXED NUTS IN SOME AND DIPPED SOME IN THE CHOCOLATE AND PEANUTBUTTER CHIPS. ALL TURNED OUT VERY GOOD.

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    Yum!

    Nadine Osborne from RANDOLPH, NY

    I love almonds, chocolate and biscotti, so this was a perfect marriage. Easy to make, just hard to bide the time until they were ready to eat.

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    another biscotti

    duane stacey from TERRYVILLE, CT

    I collect biscotti recipes and these are delicious. My family enjoys new biscottis all the time and i will certainly make these again.

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    GGGREAT !!

    deb harens from fairmont, MN

    made these for the family they loved them

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Linda Floyd from Munhall, PA

    My Coworkers are glad I found this recipe. I take this to all of the potlucks. Thanks for your web site.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    ANGELIA WESSELING from Waseca, MN

    These were excellent! It was my first sttempt at making biscotti and I was thrilled with the result. I made them for a coffee house style church service we have on Sunday night. They went great with a hot latte. I was glad when there was some left so I had some to bring home and have for Monday morning breakfast! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Great with coffee!

    debbi draeger from MORTON, IL

    I really enjoyed this recipe! It was relatively easy to make and well worth it! I will make it again and share it with my co-workers.

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    mmmmm!

    Christa Clark from Houston, TX

    this is my mom's favorite biscotti recipe! i always wonder about baking it twice that it will get too hard, but it does not, and it is great to dunk with! very chocolaty! i prefer without the chocolate glaze, too.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Yvonne Moore from SEATTLE, WA

    These made a great Christmas present for my Italian brother-in-law. He really enjoyed these. I liked the ones "I sampled" too.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Julie Caggiano from HAZLET, NJ

    These are my absolute favorite biscotti's. Dipped or not they are delicious with the almond extract and crunchy almond texture. I had to print the recipe for everyone in my office so I'm hoping one of them will be baking them soon and bringing them in. Try dipping them in melted white morsels too. They also look great.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Kathy Murrin from SANTA ROSA, CA

    What a delicious treat! The only thing that could make these over the top is to dip them in chocolate.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Fran Hines from TIPTON, IN

    My husband who's new to the kitchen made these they are wonderful only problem there just wasn't enough of them. Even the grandbabies loved them. We dipped half of them in white chocolate & 1/2 in chocolate both were good. Makes a wonderful gift to give for any occasion.

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    A Chocolate Lover's Dream

    Susan Egelseer from Americus, GA

    I make biscotti all the time and this recipe is one of the best for chocolate lovers. Rather than dip them in chocolate, I simply added the chips that would have been melted for the coating to the biscotti dough along with the almonds. These biscotti were easy to slice and not a single one crumbled during the slicing phase. I rate these 5 stars!

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    A festive touch!

    MARY HUEY from WILLOUGHBY, OH

    I made a batch of this biscotti last evening -- dipped it into white chocolate and rolled them in colored sprinkles for a festive holiday touch! Well, at least the ones I didn't eat. Yum!!

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    These are great!!

    April W from Puyallup, WA

    I made these 2 years ago for a cookie exchange at work. Everybody loved them that it has been a holiday request ever since. Great with coffee!!

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Carole Finney from HARRISVILLE, OH

    My daughter makes this all of the time. I thought that it would be hard to make, but it was not. You do need tea or coffee to dunk it in though.

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    No-fail biscotti recipe

    DEBBIE CARRUTHERS from GOODYEAR, AZ

    I made biscotti cookies for the first time this year, and chose this recipe. I thought they were easy to make, but I normally make challenging recipes. Instead of dunking in the chocolate, I drizzled melted semi-sweet and white chocolate morsels over them. Turned out awesome! Great for dunking.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    L Jang from SAN MATEO, CA

    Good tasting recipe. My only complaint is that it is a little time consuming in baking and cutting. This was my first biscotti attempt.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Jane Evenson from MAPLE FALLS, WA

    This recipe is awesome.It is so easy and taste so delicious. Fun cookie for tea or bake sale.

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    Great recipe

    Sarah Lafferty from Magnolia, TX

    I made these for Thanksgiving and they turned out wonderfully. They got rave reviews from a family coffee lover. They stole the last ones and took them home for their morning coffee. The biscotti weren't the easiest to make, and I drizzled the chocolate instead of dipping them- but they were worth the effort. (I also added about 1/4 tbs more almond extract than it called for.) If you love chocolate and almonds- try this recipe.

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    chocolate bisscotti

    Loretta Degan from MARTINEZ, CA

    I have never made biscotti before, this was easier than I thought it would be.

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    not as hard as it looks

    Melizza Hart from Ft Bragg, NC

    I tried the recipe. I was intimidated at first but it turned out very well and my family loved it. I didn't place them far enough from each other on the baking pan and would probably use 2 pans instead of one next time. My husband loved them and I am sure I will be baking these for years to come.

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    Biscotti

    Christine Parker from Newtown, PA

    Always a pleaser for weekend breakfast at our house. We added a touch of honey to the dough & less sugar.

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    Chocolate Almond Biscotti

    Marina Sua from Hawthorne, CA

    It is the first time I make the biscotti. I always bought it at a store. I took it to work and my co-workers and clients asked me where did I buy them. It didn't last thru the morning. Finally I am able to make great biscotti.

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    Biscotti

    Pat Sterling from East Windsor, NJ

    I tried this recipe for a meeting I was going to. I made a double batch. They were all gone within the first 15 minutes. They were easy to make and great to eat.

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    Biscotti

    Sharmila Raman from East Lansing, MI

    These were delicious and some of the best biscotti that I have ever eaten. Though they tasted real good, they were brittle and some of them crumbled and broke and I had to drizzle on the chocolate instead of dipping them into the chocolate. Also used hazelnuts instead of almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/30 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 30 

  • Calories: 180
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 8g (13% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g (17% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8% of DV)
  • Sodium: 75mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 22g (7% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (6% of DV)
  • Sugars: 13g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease 1 large or 2 small baking sheet(s).

MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract and almond extract until crumbly. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in melted chocolate. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in nuts. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm.

SHAPE dough with floured hands into two 9 x 3-inch logs on prepared baking sheet(s).

BAKE for 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of each log comes out clean. Cool on baking sheets for 15 minutes. Slide logs onto cutting board and cut diagonally into 3/4-inch slices. Return to baking sheet(s) cut side down. Bake turning biscotti over halfway through, for 20 minutes or until dry. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

LINE baking sheet(s) with waxed paper.

DIP biscotti halfway into Chocolate Coating; shake off excess. Place on prepared baking sheet(s). Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store in airtight containers in cool place or in refrigerator.

FOR CHOCOLATE COATING:
MICROWAVE
remaining 1 cup morsels and 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth.

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