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Chocolate-Cherry Biscotti

Prep time 22 mins
Cook time 51 mins
Other time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield 30 biscotti (serving size: 1 biscotto)
Biscotti are Italian cookies that are often served with a cup of coffee. They are naturally hard, dense cookies, but they soften when dipped in coffee or milk.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 2 (3-ounce) bars dark baking chocolate (such as Ghirardelli), coarsely chopped and divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Nutrition Information

  • calories 124
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • protein 2.3 g
  • carbohydrate 21.7 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 21 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 50 mg
  • calcium 36 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add cherries and 1/4 cup chocolate; make a well in center of mixture. Combine eggs and next 3 ingredients, stirring with a whisk; add to flour mixture, stirring to form a stiff dough. Knead dough until blended.

  3. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into an 8-inch-long roll on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray; flatten each roll to 1-inch thickness.

  4. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove rolls from pan, and cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cut each roll diagonally into 15 (1/2-inch) slices using a serrated knife. Place slices, cut sides down, on pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes on each side. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

  5. Combine remaining chocolate and shortening in a small glass bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until melted and smooth, stirring once. Dip 1 end of each cookie into melted chocolate, and place on wax paper. Let stand 1 hour or until chocolate is firm.

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