Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 12 oz pkg. Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chips, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts or almonds
1 12 oz. pkg. Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chips
2 Tablespoons shortening
1. Heat oven to 350. Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add 2 cups meled chocolate chips, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low, add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed. Stir in hazelnuts by hand.
2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 14 inch long roll. Place rolls five inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each roll to 2 inches wide. Bake for 25 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheet for 15minutes.
3. Reduce oven to 300. Cut rolls diagonally into 1/2 inch slices with serrated knife. Place onto cookie sheet, cut-side down. Bake for ten minutes. Turn slices; continue baking for 12-15 minutes or until dry and crisp. Cool completely.
4. Melt 1 bag (2 cups) chocolate chips and shortening in 1 quart saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Dip cookies halfway into chocolate. Place cooling rack over waxed paper until set.
4 1/2 dozen cookies.
Last edited by Sassy; 12-08-2006 at 01:56 AM..