Tuesday, June 14, 2011

TWD: Chocolate Biscotti

Biscotti is such a great cookie concept. It's great for a treat with coffee. It's an excellent ice cream spoon. It's wonderful dipped in jam or chocolate. And, if you can get them to last, they get better with age.

Biscotti in general is easy to make. It tends to be a one bowl cookie that you bake twice. This one was a two bowl. They came together pretty easily. Dorie's has us make two logs, but I like mine smaller, so I made three. I'm always surprised by how much biscotti spread. I like to skip the middle step of moving the logs to a cutting board, so I carefully cut on my cookie sheet. They bake a second time. It gives it a lovely crunch.


These were a hit with the family and the friends who tried them. I used almonds and chocolate chips in mine, but I could see many many variations. I sprinkled coarse sugar on top, and I liked the crunch and sweetness that it added.

Thanks Jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes for picking this one!

9 comments:

Cakelaw said...

I cut mine on the cookie sheet too. Your biscotti look great!

spike. said...

those look chocolaty and delicious!

Clivia said...

Ice cream spoon - excellent point about the versatility of these cookies!

Nicole said...

I cut biscotti on a Silpat once and that wasn't a good idea since I cut the Silpat too! Yours are super dark chocolaty!

Leslie said...

These look fantastic! I also (carefully) cut mine on the cookie sheet with a serrated knife and it's SO much easier.

jillbert said...

Great idea to make them smaller. And great idea to use coarse sugar. I have some, but I was too lazy to get it out and use it!

Gourmified said...

LOVE your idea of using them as ice cream scoops...BRILLIANT! Guess I'll have to bake another batch...darn it!

margot said...

It never would have occurred to me to eat biscotti and jam, but that sounds great! I use silpats and would not want to cut it, but I like the idea of not transferring the cookies.

TeaLady said...

These were good weren't they? Ice cream and biscotti - sounds perfect to me.