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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 make great gifts and ship beautifully for those
- 1 (12-ounce) package NESTLÉ TOLL
HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels - divided use
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 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
- Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
Grease 1 large or 2 small baking sheet(s).
- Microwave 1 cup morsels in small, microwave-safe
bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional
10 to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool to room
- 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,
pushing mixture up with a spatula; 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
morsels and 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening in medium, microwave-safe
bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at 10
to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
Makes 30 biscotti.
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