For those of you who are new to reading my blog, I absolutely love Biscottis – love them! They are one of my favorite cookies and they make me very happy. There is just something about being alone and enjoying a coffee and biscotti with your own thoughts.
I woke up very early on Saturday morning to the pounding rain against my bedroom window, which was bad enough, but I also live next door to a hair salon and I swear they go in early on a Saturday morning just to gossip… really really loudly, or they do it just to annoy me, one or the other! There was absolutely no hope of getting back to sleep.
I got up and made a cup of coffee with my wonderful Keurig. I have scoured the K-cup world trying to find a coffee that is just right and I have finally achieved my goal… Wolfgang Puck’s French Roast… smooth, strong and just slightly bitter – all the things I look for in a good cup of coffee.
The rain was being relentless so I decided to catch up on my DVR saved shows and enjoy a biscotti and another cup of coffee. Sadly, no biscottis left 🙁. I usually buy the 100 calorie ones and enjoy a low calorie treat on a Saturday morning. There was nothing else to do except make my own, only mine are not 100 calories. I actually don’t even want to guess on the calorie count, I only know they are delicious!
Chocolate Almond Biscotti
Adapted from an “All Recipes” recipe
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup white sugar
3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ tablespoon almond extract
½ tablespoon of vanilla extract
½ cup of chopped almonds
½ cup of chocolate drops – melted
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease a large baking sheet.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and almond and vanilla extract until well blended. I love the smell of Almonds.
Combine the flour, baking powder and almonds together and slowly stir into the egg mixture to form a heavy dough.
Divide dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your baking sheet. Place roll onto the prepared baking sheet, and press down to about 1/2 inch thickness.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. They smell so good when baking. Remove from the baking sheet to cool.
When the biscottis are cool enough to handle, slice each one crosswise into one inch slices. Place the slices on their sides back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side.
Remove from baking sheet and allow biscottis to cool fully.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Spread a small amount on top of each biscotti. Allow chocolate to harden.
Enjoy curled up on your sofa or big comfy chair with a cup of coffee and maybe Modern Family, CSI, Revenge, Person of Interest and any other show you may have DVR’d!
These were so good I could hardly wait for the chocolate to cool down!
Do you have a favorite cookie you like to make?
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