Double-Chocolate Biscotti

  • lollypaul Posted: 12/20/08
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    These flattened out a lot during baking, so I think I'd only flatten them to 3/4 inch before baking, or make one big roll instead of two (they're so small!). They crumbled and broke while cutting.

  • BarbaraMae Posted: 11/30/08
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    This was my first time making biscotti and these turned out fantastic. I just made them last night, and my husband has already requested that I make them again. They're great on their own or with tea, but I think I am going to dip a few of them in some white chocolate and sprinkles for take-home bags for our holiday party. I will definitely make these again.

  • GoBucks Posted: 01/05/10
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    Absolutely delicious, fast, and easy. I enjoy these for breakfast and also give away as gifts to others. I sometimes change up the mini-chips for white chocolate chips or almonds. You can't go wrong!

  • elicia Posted: 12/13/08
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    perfectly crunchy. perfectly soft. great chocolate taste. can't wait to bake this one again.

  • JenniferinCO Posted: 12/13/08
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    This was my first time making biscotti and they turned out really well. They are very chocolately without being too sweet. I used 70% cacao cocoa powder instead of regular cocoa powder. I will make more, drizzle with white chocolate, put in Xmas mugs, and wrap in clear cellophane for office Christmas gifts.

  • SSisson Posted: 12/08/08
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    Tasty and pretty easy to make. I used my hands to blend after adding 1/2 of the flour mixture. It was too hard to blend using a whisk. I also drizzled melted white chocolate over one side in order to make it fancy looking. The 2nd time I made it, it was a bit dry and the flour would not blend, so I added small amounts of water to moisten the dough just slightly.

  • christyam Posted: 12/14/08
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    My first time making biscotti but it was so easy and so yummy! I'd definitely plan to make them again and think they'll become a tradition. We might add a little bit more flour as they went a bit flat this time but they were still amazing!! We used Hershey's dark chocolate cocoa instead of regular.

  • bigjohn25 Posted: 12/21/08
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    I doubled the recipe and used my my kitchen-aid mixer. This was the easiest recipe ever. Save yourself some time and forget the wisk. The biscotti's were GREAT! I look forward to seeing some feedback on the use of the kitchen-aid mixer. HAPPY HOLIDAY'S to everyone!!!!

  • psal271 Posted: 02/10/09
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    The first time I made this recipe the biscotti got too dark. I had more success cutting a few minutes off the recommended baking time. They are very crisp and chocolatey.

  • bobbie2840 Posted: 01/21/09
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    Easy to make. Made twice and turned out great each time. Followed the recipe exactly. What I like most is the low calorie and fat content. Truly a dieters dream. I serve this when I have guests with coffee or tea. Or just for me when I have coffee.

  • jwheelermusic Posted: 07/12/09
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    Rich chocolate flavor! When cooked the amount of time recommended, it tasted slightly burned, but when I lessened the time, it was soft like a brownie. Nevertheless, very rich satisfying chocolate flavor!

  • ChefMely Posted: 12/20/09
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    Excellent! Instead of 1 cup of sugar I used 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of Splenda baking, and instead of 2 eggs , i used 1egg and 1/4 cup egg substitute and they were GREAT! They lasted a week because I found a hard time eating just two a day! Definitively a keeper, I WILL do them again!

  • rhuber34 Posted: 09/23/09
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    I love this recipe! Perfect chocolate flavor. I crushed candy canes and covered the tops during the last baking period. I am slightly disappointed with the some of the negative reviews. It is important to remember with reduced fat or calorie recipes to not over mix. Over mixing results in tough or dry out comes. Also Biscotti is suppose to be hard.

  • ChristingFa Posted: 06/19/09
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    My husband is allergic to nuts, and I have a hard time finding good biscotti recipes that are nut free. They always seem to come out bland--until now that is. These were great! I added 1 Tbls of instant coffee granules to boost the chocolate flavour. I also reduce the oven temp to 325 for the second bake (I reccomend this for all biscotti recipes). This is the only biscotti recipe that will actually stay in my collection! Finally!

  • Buenavista1 Posted: 12/14/10
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    At first I thought this was going to be a disaster. The dough was very very sticky. It all immediately got stuck in the whisk.I scraped it out and switched to a spoon. Even after flouring my hands the dough was like glue and hard to work with. I was sure they were going to be awful - but the loaves turned out fine and once I sliced them they were very pretty biscotti. I reduced the second cooking time by 5 minutes - will probably do the same for the first cooking time when I make these for Christmas. They were pretty crunchy after the first bake. They taste good. Next time I will drizzle with white chocolate for effect.

  • BethieofVA Posted: 02/06/10
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    Am I the only one who had trouble with the dough? No oil? I ended up drizzling a tiny bit to help it stick together, but still way too crumbly for me. I have made several CL's biscotti and have had not problem until now.

  • waspygirl Posted: 12/08/10
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    This looks so good but I couldn't get it right. I want mine to taste like the biscotti I got from Gina's Homemade. (www.ginashomemade.com/products.shtml) Those biscotti are so rich. I might have overcooked these chocolate biscotti. I think it's me - not the recipe. Try, try again.

  • TripleTreat Posted: 12/07/11
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    Excellent chocolate biscotti. I give packages of different homemade biscotti as holiday gifts and this one has made the cut. I kneaded 7 or 8 times on a floured surface before transferring to a baking sheet. And I did not attempt to stand the biscotti up - baked 10 min on each side.

  • Loiskay711 Posted: 03/04/12
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    Absolutely Chocolaty and Delicious! Will definitely make again.

  • Tharavn66 Posted: 02/15/12
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    Great biscotti! Will definitely make it again. Looking at the reviews, I didn't use a whisk to blend the ingredients. I simply used a wooden spoon and my fingers towards the end to form a ball of dough. It worked fine.

  • bjane1 Posted: 03/16/12
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    My favorite CL chocolate biscotti yet...and I have made lots of them! Added 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted hazelnuts. Very crisp and wonderful chocolate flavor.

  • testguyct Posted: 01/05/14
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    I made this recipe exactly as written, EXCEPT only using 3/4 cup sugar instead of 1 cup. They were plenty sweet. I whisked the dry ingredients together - this is a good idea to ensure that there are no lumps of sugar, cocoa or flour. I just whisked the eggs, egg white and vanilla in the KitchenAid stand mixer, removed the bowl from the mixer, then added the dry ingredients, and mixed by hand with a rubber spatula. Once the dough came together, I kneaded it by hand just until the ingredients were uniformly blended - I didn't want to overdo it. Cooking times seemed to be spot on. Very chocolatey and satisfying. I may experiment with additions in the future (nuts, cranberries, coconut, etc.) I used Ghirardelli mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels and Trader Joe's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder.

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