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Peanut Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Peanut Chocolate Chip BiscottiBiscotti are long, thin Italian cookies that are served with wine or coffee after a meal. Relax after your next meal with a crisp, crunchy peanutty biscotti.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces (2 sticks, 1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups mini chocolate chips
3 cups peanuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cream butter, sugar and eggs until fluffy. Stir flour, baking powder, soda and salt together in a bowl, then add to butter mixture.
  2. Add chocolate chips and peanuts and mix until smooth. Divide dough into 2 or 3 portions, roll in a little flour and shape into logs about 1x3-inches. Chill.
  3. Bake chilled logs on parchment paper at 325°F (160°C) for 30 to 40 minutes until firm.
  4. Cool completely, then slice about 1/2-inch thick, spread out on cookie sheet pan, standing each piece upright and bake again at 325°F (160°C) until dry and lightly toasted.
  5. Store in airtight container.

Makes 48 biscotti.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/48 of recipe; 1 biscotti): Calories: 241; Calories from Fat: 116; Fat: 13g; Trans fats: 0; Cholesterol: 34mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Protein: 5g; Fiber: 2g; Sodium: 79mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Peanut Board.