Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cookie Carnival: Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Just under the wire for August!  Whew!

The recipe was for hazelnut biscotti originally, but I can't stand hazelnuts, and it is all about me.  So almond it is!

This recipe came together very easily.  The boy and I made the dough pretty quickly.  I shaped the logs using my favorite trick of putting plastic bags on my hands.  It works well.  He measured with our food safe ruler.  (Yes, I am that anal.  I measure)  We used two baking sheets, which was a really good thing.  Our 2 1/2" wide logs of dough turned into about 8" of biscotti.

I liked them after the first bake.  You know, you have to taste.  I really liked them after the second bake.  I cut the big logs in half.  That way I got more cookies, and really, smaller cookies have fewer calories.  Unless you eat more of them.  Which I would never do.  Really.

I'd certainly make this again.  This is one of the cookies I'm sending off as a Baking Gal.  My items are ready to go.  Now if the post office would just get me those boxes....

Here is the whole rack of them cooling.  I love the way the chocolate chips and almonds show up against the cookie.

And a close up of sorts.  I really need to get a better camera.  Or better photography skills.  It could go either way.

I'm excited to see what the Cookie Carnival will bring next month.  Woo hoo!


Mary Ann said...

Your biscotti turned out lovely. I bet they tasted great with almonds. I liked them after the first baking too, we tried a bunch!

The DeL Sisters said...

Mmm. Chocolate!

Jacque said...

Oh, these would be good for Baking Gals. Good idea! Also, I like the idea of cutting the baked logs in half. They were awfully long cookies without.

Nice job, they look delish!

Cristine said...

Great job! Looks fantastic!

Laurin said...

Mmmmm...I can vouch for them. They were good! And I need the recipe.