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Chocolate and cherry perfection! The flavors
of rich chocolate and cherries make these biscotti doubly delicious.
These simply sweet cookies pair wonderfully with your afternoon
coffee or tea.
- 2 cups (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 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (about 5 ounces) dried cherries, chopped
- Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC).
Grease baking sheet.
- Microwave 2/3 cup morsels in small, uncovered,
microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; STIR.
The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary,
microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring
just until morsels are melted.
- Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and
salt in small bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until
light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until combined.
Stir in melted chocolate. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir
in cherries and 1 cup morsels.
- Shape dough with floured hands on prepared
baking sheet into two 9 x 2 1/2-inch logs.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until slightly
firm to the touch and cracked on top. Cool on baking sheet for
10 minutes. Slide log onto cutting board and cut each log into
12, 3/4-inch slices. Return to baking sheet cut side down. Bake,
turning once, for 20 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire rack
to cool completely.
- Place remaining 1/3 cup chocolate morsels
in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power
for 30 to 45 seconds; knead. Cut a tiny corner from bag and drizzle
over cooled biscotti. Let stand until drizzle is set. Store in
tightly covered container at room temperature.
Makes about 2 dozen biscotti.
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins
TIP: NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels can be substituted for the Semi-Sweet
Chocolate Mini Morsels.
Recipe and photograph are the property
of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.
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