It’s holiday season, so what better time to make cookies, right? For some reason, I was really scared about making these because I thought it would be really difficult. It was surprisingly easy, and they turned out to be great! This was especially shocking because I experimented with this recipe at the last second and added some extra ingredients to turn them from regular biscotti to double chocolate walnut!
This treat is delicious alone, or it can be dunked. And it has chocolate, have I mentioned that?
I’ve included both recipes here, one for the original recipe (from an Italian lady so I guess it’s authentic ;)) and the extra ingredients to make the chocolate variation of the biscotti.
Also, I feel obligated to let you know (after watching some Italian lady on YouTube tell me this about 500 times) that biscotti in Italian actually just means cookie. I hope that lady didn’t give me some wrong information because I’m feeling very multilingual and intelligent right now.
Yield: Approx. 60 cookies
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups flour, plus more as needed
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- Optional: chocolate (white or semisweet) for dipping
Extra Ingredients to make Double Chocolate Walnut Biscotti:
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, butter, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon. At this point, the mixture will be moist and sticky.
Add the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips to the mixture.
Dump the mixture onto a floured surface, and mix in the walnuts and chocolate chips by hand.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Break the dough into 4 even pieces. Form each piece into a log, about 3/4 inches thick and 3-4 inches wide. Transfer each to a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and slice logs diagonally to form pieces that are 3/4-1 inch thick. Place back on cookie sheets, cut side up, for another 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Dip in chocolate if desired.
Enjoy, and Happy New Years!