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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Twice-baked crunchy almond flavoured Biscotti studded with chocolate chips!

Chocolate Almond Biscotti | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Biscotti, meaning twice-baked in English, are Italian almond cookies.Β They are twice-baked, oblong-shaped, dry, crunchy, and dipped in a drink. Many love to dip them in coffee! The traditional recipe uses no butter, oil, or milk, but in my recipe I have used butter, and a little bit of oil. I also have no actual almonds in these, just the flavour, and lots of chocolate chips. I prefer the flavour over the actual nuts.

Chocolate Almond Biscotti | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Since Biscotti is a very dry cookie, they are traditionally served with a drink. I love dunking mine in a nice hot cup of tea.

Chocolate Almond Biscotti | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Biscotti means twice-baked because they are first baked as a whole (oblong-shaped), then baked again as slices. Baking them twiceΒ is what makes these cookies deliciously crunchy, and dunkable!

Enjoy!

Chocolate Almond Biscotti | Marsha's Baking Addiction
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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yields 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain flour 125g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 40g
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar 75g
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 90g
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Rub in the butter until well combined. (You could use a food processor). Mix in the sugar, and chocolate chips. Add the egg, oil, and almond extract, and mix to form a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, and form into a roll, about 25cm (10") long. Transfer to the prepared baking tray, and press gently to flatten to a depth of 2cm ( 3/4"). Bake for about 20 minutes until lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes, then carefully cut into 10 - 15 slices.
  4. Place the slices back on the baking tray, and bake for a further 5 - 7 minutes until dry, and crisp. Turn them over, and repeat. Let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Almond Biscotti | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Almond Biscotti | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    Christine
    January 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I love to bake also and biscotti is a favorite. These Chocolate Almond biscotti look deliciously crispy. Now I am in the mood for biscotti! πŸ™‚

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      Marsha
      January 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Thanks, Christine! πŸ™‚

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    Kavey
    January 22, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I adore biscotti, and these classic flavours sound perfect!

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      Marsha
      January 22, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks, Kavey!

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    Muna Kenny
    January 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I never had or saw a biscotti recipe that I didn’t like! I love biscotti. Wish I can have 4 (maybe 5) of your chocolate almond biscottis with some warm milk, yum yum πŸ™‚

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    Shannon Peterson
    January 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    These sound FANTASTIC! Definitely saving for later!

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      Marsha
      January 22, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks, Shannon!

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    Kari
    January 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    These look so crunchy and delicious!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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      Marsha
      January 22, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks, Kari!

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    Elaina Newton (@TheRisingSpoon)
    January 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Your biscotti look lovely! I love dipping mine in a hot cup of dark roast coffee. πŸ™‚

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      Marsha
      January 22, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks, Elaina! πŸ™‚

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    Emily
    January 22, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    As a passionate tea drinker, I know there is no better pair than a biscotti!! This looks delicious, I can’t wait to try with a cup of Earl Grey πŸ™‚

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      Marsha
      January 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks, Emily! πŸ™‚

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    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    January 22, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Oh yum! I LOVE biscotti, but for some reason have never made it from scratch. Your recipe sounds absolutely perfect as chocolate chip anything is my favorite! I just wish I could reach through the screen to grab one to have with my tea right now! So delicious!

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      Marsha
      January 22, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Thanks, Joscelyn! These are super easy to make, and so delicious! πŸ™‚

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    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    January 23, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I am loving all the great chocolate chip recipes you’ve been posting! Surely know the way to a girls heart πŸ˜‰

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      Marsha
      January 23, 2016 at 1:18 am

      Haha thanks, Shelby! πŸ™‚

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    Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago
    January 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    These would be perfect for dipping in my morning or afternoon coffee. Pinned!

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      Marsha
      January 23, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks, Kathryn!

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    Dini @ The Flavor Bender
    January 23, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    These look beautiful Marsha! I love Biscotti but never made it at home! Looking at your photos and reading this, I really want to make it just so I can have some right now! πŸ™‚

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      Marsha
      January 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks, Dini! πŸ™‚

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    Ellen
    January 25, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    This Italian girl loves biscotti and this recipe looks delicious!

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      Marsha
      January 25, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks, Ellen!

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    Jen | A Sip of Bliss
    January 25, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Yum! I love biscotti, and these look fantastic!

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      Marsha
      January 25, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks, Jen!

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    AiPing | Curious Nut
    January 26, 2016 at 1:16 am

    I’ve never had biscotti before. At least I don’t think I have. But I do love almond biscuits. Oh, I loveeeeeeee dunkable cookies especially in milk tea. Too good.

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      Marsha
      January 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      I love dunking cookies in tea, too. So yummy!

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    Rahul @ samosastreet
    January 26, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Yum! These’ll go great with hot tea

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      Marsha
      January 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Rahul!

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    kushi
    January 26, 2016 at 3:31 am

    They look so crunchy and super delicious. Would love to have some right now πŸ™‚ YUM!

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      Marsha
      January 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Kushi! πŸ™‚

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