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Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti

These Italian cookies are lightly sweetened and studded with nutritious ingredients like dark chocolate and almonds.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 110 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate (70% cacao), chopped (about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk the flours, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Place the eggs, sugars and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment until well incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and continue to mix until a stiff dough forms. Add the dark chocolate and almonds and mix until they are incorporated into the dough.
  4. Divide the dough in half and place the balls of dough on a cutting board dusted lightly with flour or cocoa powder. Roll each ball out into a log roughly 9 inches long by 2 inches wide. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a nonstick silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Press down on the top of the logs to flatten them slightly.
  5. Bake 26-30 minutes until firm to touch. As they cook, the logs will spread out slightly.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool them on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Then transfer the logs to a cutting board and using a serrated knife, cut them on a diagonal into ½-inch slices. Arrange the slices upright on the baking sheet and place in the oven. Cook an additional 15-20 minutes (cook longer for extra crispy biscotti). Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack before serving. For an extra chocolaty treat, dip the ends of the biscotti into melted chocolate and let harden before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.6g6%
Saturated Fat 1.3g8%
Carbohydrates 17.6g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 3.1g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.