Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chocolate Anise Biscotti

I never get tired of these cookies.
Biscotti are one of my favorite.
They freeze well and I think they make a nice little gifts packaged
in a treat bag and tied with a string
Chocolate Anise Biscotti
Recipe souece Giada De Laurentiis
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about 2 dozen

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground anise seed
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl to blend. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter in a large bowl to blend. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Add the flour mixture and beat just until blended. Add the ground anise seed and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Form the dough into a 16-inch-long, 3-inch-wide log. Transfer the log to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until light golden, about 30 minutes. Cool 30 minutes.

Place the log on the cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut the log on a diagonal into 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange the cookies cut side down on the baking sheet. Bake the cookies until pale golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack and cool completely.

NOTES

To make the biscotti even more special, dip the bottom edge into melted chocolate and allow to cool/harden on a baking rack in the fridge.

To freeze, lay biscotti between layers of waxed paper and store in a plastic freezer container.

24 comments:

Desires of the Heart said...

These look yummy!! I have never tried making biscotti but keep intending to. If one were not a fan of anise, I guess you could leave that out? You always have such great looking recipes, Lorraine!! Have a sweet day. Linda

Анатолий said...

Прекрасно!

Maple Lane said...

John still raves about the biscotti you shared with us a couple of years ago. Delicious!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

What beautiful biscotti! They look like a wonderfully indulgent treat.
I'm a big oatmeal fan, too. So easy, and healthy. Nice to have a hot breakfast. I put an apple, brown sugar and cinnamon in mine, and milk over top.

podso said...

I have been busy with so much after my mother's Homegoing that I am now trying to catch up on yours. I can hardly believe your sweet granddaughther will be one. Her basket of felt toys is adorable. So much to comment on. You even make oatmeal look good!

Barbara F. said...

I am a biscotti lover too. These look so good. xo

Winnie said...

Great!!
Last week I baked Lavender biscotti, and now i'm ready for chocolate ones.
Biscotti are wonderful with hot milk/chocolate

lindsey said...

I love biscotti but I've never added chocolate...what a great idea!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Biscotti is one of my favorites! I love how thin you sliced the cookies, mine are always lumberjack size:@)

Desiree Macke said...

YUM! These would go so well with my morning cup of coffee.

Cuparoons said...

I must confess, I've never made biscotti (even with all the baking I do), but these look delicious. Will have to try them myself, and soon!

Susan said...

Hi Lorraine...My hubs loves biscotti. His #1 fave are plain almond. But yours today sound great, too. I often buy them at Trader Joe's but wow, making them sounds intriguing.

Thanks for all your visits and comments. Susan

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Robyn said...

My husband LOVES! Biscotti! He just made a batch. This time he made Orange Raspberry Biscottis and they came out so good. Going to pass this recipe onto him :)

sarahgeorge said...

Awesome photography dear Lorraine. I love the biscotti too, though this is the first time I'm seeing one.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh pretty Lorraine...hubby adores biscotti, so I will try yours for hom! Thank you for the recipe and for your wonderful and kind comment on our 38th.! Have a great weekend.
FABBY

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love biscotti too! Especially with a cup of cappuccino - oh my.

Olga said...

They look so beautiful and delicious. The recipe doesn't sound too difficult, so I should give them a try.
And yes, they would make wonderful homemade gifts.

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is early in the morning, and I am sitting here with my cup of hot coffee. Imagine what it was like for me to see your scrumptious looking biscotti...so tempting. And I do think anyone would be thrilled to receive a gift of those.

Jennifer Sikora said...

I would love to have you guest post on 5minutesformom.com sometime for our weekly 5 Minutes for Food column which posts on Thursday.

I would love to share the details with you. If you can email me at info@5minutesformom.com I can share all the information with you about our column.

You take gorgeous photos.

Looking forward to chatting with you!

Jennifer

Susan said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Lorraine! Loved your happy anniversary wish. Susan

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I've never attempted biscotti. You make it sound easy enough for me to try. And your photo is yummy!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Yum! I've never tried making biscotti. They look great! Hugs, Tammy

ARTErapia,Joaquim said...

I loved your blog was a pleasure screen as friend thanks!

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