These traditional Italian pastries are incredible and so easy to make! They are the perfect cookie to pair with your morning/afternoon cup of coffee or tea. I love to serve these when entertaining friends and family.
-2 cups of all purpose flour
-1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-Pinch of salt
-1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
-3/4 cup granulated sugar
-2 extra large eggs
-1 teaspoon almond extract
-1/2 cup sliced almonds
-3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
-1/4 cup chopped sliced almonds
-In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
-In another bowl using a stand mixer add the butter and sugar. Mix until combined. (*If you don't have a stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer)
-Next add in the eggs and almond extract. Continue to mix.
-Carefully pour the flour mixture into the the wet ingredients. Mix on medium speed until a dough ball forms. This could take up to 2-3 minutes.
-Pour the sliced almonds in and using your hand blend them into the dough.
-Add the dough to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
-Preheat oven to 325 F
-Take out the dough and slice into 3 equal parts.
-Then shape them into 8inch x 2inch logs.
-Place the "logs" onto a large parchment lined baking sheet.
-Bake for 40 minutes.
-Take out and let rest for 5 minutes. Then carefully slice the biscotti into angled strips.
-Lay the biscotti on the side (sliced part facing up) and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes.
-Take out and flip the biscotti to the other side. Bake for another 5-7 minutes.
-Take out and let cool.
-Add the chocolate chips to a glass microwave safe bowl. Heat on 25 second increments making sure to stir after each round so the chocolate doesn't burn.
-Once the biscotti is cooled dip the biscotti into the melted chocolate and lay on a parchment lined sheet. Sprinkle the top with almonds. Continue this step until all the biscotti pieces are coated in chocolate and almonds.
-Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
-Take out and ENJOY!!!
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(When not eating, be sure to keep them covered.)