Like so many people, I was in complete awe and disbelief as I watched the Boston Marathon disaster unfold. In the days following the marathon, as the manhunt ensued, I found myself absolutely glued to CNN live coverage of the events. I couldn't seem to tear myself away from the television while the news streamed live coverage of the locked down city. Since I couldn't get my mind on much else, I decided to do what always makes me feel better when I get stressed - I baked! I had "liked" this recipe on pinterest several months ago and I just hadn't taken the time to make it.
Chocolate Chip Biscotti
- 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
- 2/3 c packed light brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 c all-purpose flour
- 3/4 c chocolate chips
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter for 30 second.
- Add baking powder and salt and mix well.
- Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Beat in brown sugar.
- Lower the speed of your mixer and add as much flour as you can. Stir the rest in.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Transfer the biscotti dough onto the floured surface.
- Shape into a log and divide into two portions. Place both onto prepared baking sheets.
- Shape each portion into a 8" log.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until cracked on top and just starting to brown.
- Remove from oven and cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Slice each log diagonally into 3/4" slices (you should get about 12 slices from each log).
- Place the slices onto a baking sheet laying them on their sides.
- Bake 10 minutes, then flip each piece onto other side. Bake additional 8 to 10 minutes.
- Cool completely.
If you haven't yet jumped on the biscotti bandwagon - it's time that you do. It's delicious with your hot cup of coffee at breakfast. It's a perfect little afternoon snack with a steaming cup of tea. It's also a great little late night snack when the chocolate cravings hit.
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook Bridal Edition