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Chocolate and Pistachio Biscotti

Chocolate and Pistachio Biscotti


Biscotti is a cookie that I tend to associate with the holidays. Perhaps that is because I generally only see it during the holidays but none the less I wanted to make some this year. Biscotti is a twice baked cookie where you form the simple dough into a long oval and bake it. Once it has baked long enough to cut it you pull it out and slice it into long fingers and bake them until they are nice and crisp and golden brown. One of the things that I like most about biscotti is that there are so many different thing that you can put in them form nuts, to chocolate, to dried fruit to spices, etc. This year I was thinking that a chocolate biscotti with pistachios would be nice. I often like to combine green pistachios with red dried cranberries but with the cookie being chocolate you would not be able to see the cranberries too well so I decided to double up the chocolate with some chocolate chips. With the chocolate biscotti, my holiday cookie platter is now starting to look more complete!

Biscotti, by its nature it a hard and dry cookie which makes it perfect for dipping into warm drinks like coffee, tea or a mug of hot chocolate which is perfect for getting into the holidays.

Chocolate and Pistachio Biscotti with Hot Chocolate


Chocolate and Pistachio Biscotti

(makes 12 biscotti)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
6 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
2. Slowly mix the sugar into the eggs and oil in another bowl.
3. Slowly mix the dry and wet ingredients until they come together.
4. Mix in the pistachios and chocolate chips.
5. Form the dough into a rough oval about 8 inches by 3 inches on parchment paper. Note: The dough will be very sticky but you will be able to shape it.
6. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes.
7. Cut it into 1/4-1/2 inch slices.
8. Bake the slices in the oven for 10 minutes per side at 325F.

Similar Recipes:
Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti Dipped in White Chocolate
Cranberry, Orange and Pistachio Biscotti

23 comments:

bj said...

O, Kevin, this looks just beautiful and sounds devine. Can't wait to try it. I tried making biscotti last year and, altho it tasted great (lemon flavor), it did NOT look very pretty.
I'll give your recipe a try, tho.
MERRY CHRISTMAS..
bj

VeggieGirl said...

I associate biscotti with the holidays too - 'tis the season! :)

Priya said...

This luks delicious..ur blog is too good..

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Marvelous biscotti!

Cheers anf have a wonderful Friday,

Rosa

tamilyn said...

What a great idea for gifting. I love homemade gifts and would appreciate something as wonderful as this.

Jenn said...

I love how colorful the slices look. Yum. Have any leftover? I've got my milk ready.

screwdestiny said...

Mmm, I love biscotti, especially it it's chocolate flavored. Looks great, Kevin.

Rachael said...

That looks both beautiful and gorgeous1

Rosabela said...

I also made biscotti with chocolate and walnuts and they turned out good. My mom would love this version with pitachios. :-)

Joanne said...

I am definitely going to make a vanilla cranberry pistachio biscotti but this chocolate version would be so great to put alongside it! Perhaps dipped in some white chocolate?

mouni said...

ohhh it look amazing!

HoneyB said...

Biscotti is something I cannot leave alone. Especially if its chocolate...

Kat said...

Your biscotti look so good! I used to live in the North End in Boston and would devour all the yummy Italian desserts of which biscotti were my favorite. I must put these on my must try list for 2010!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous photos Kevin and very tempting :)

Pam said...

I made some biscotti too. A chocolate peppermint. Biscotti is always good.

Maria said...

I love making biscotti and you've made a beautiful batch here! Love the double chocolate and the pistachio ... perfect with a cup of coffee. And your photos are great too!

mirela said...

Oh, divine!

Catherine said...

Mmmm, I love biscottis! Kevin this looks scrumptious and beautiful!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Oh my the biscotti looks good!

meeso said...

Chocolate and pistachio, perfect!

OLGUIS said...

wow what a great cooking blog you have.
Regards
olga.

Peter M said...

I would so love this with a strong Greek coffee.

Claire said...

I made these biscotti this weekend. They were delicious. If I made them again I'd probably put more pistachios in, maybe 1/2 cup, but they were yummy nonetheless!

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