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Chocolate almond biscotti

Makes 18 servings (2 per serving)
Makes 18 servings (2 per serving)


  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup dutch cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cup eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced almonds


Baking Directions:

Preparation time: 45 minutes Baking time: 35 minutesPlace a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Blend in the sugars with an electric mixer.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs with the vanilla.

Add to the dry ingredients.

Blend on low speed until thoroughly combined.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.

Add the chocolate and almonds and blend thoroughly.

(The dough will be very stiff and sticky.)

Dust your hands with flour.

Place the dough on a clean work surface liberally dusted with flour.

Divide the dough into two equal pieces.

Shape each into a 10" x 2" x 3/4" log.

Place on the prepared pan, 2" apart.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until set.

Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.

Lower the oven temperature to 325ºF.

Cut the logs diagonally into 1/2" slices.

Place the slices on their sides on the baking sheet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until firm.

Transfer the biscotti to racks to cool.

Nutrition per serving: 159 calories, 21 g carbohydrate, 5 g protein, 9 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 162 mg sodium, 3 g fiberCarbohydrate choices: 1 1/2Dietary exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 meat, 1 fat


Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.