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Chocolate Orange Biscotti

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Recipe by Joann Cianciulli & Maureen Namkoong

Biscotti are twice-baked, crispy Italian cookies that are often served as a light dessert with coffee. The sticky dough is shaped into a log and baked until firm, then sliced and baked again to draw out the moisture and create the perfect crunch. Flecked with citrusy orange zest and bittersweet chocolate chips, these biscotti contain hardly any fat and come in at fewer than 150 calories for two cookies. Once completely cooled, the biscotti can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Makes 24 biscotti

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons light butter, such as Land O’ Lakes, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure anise or vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites, divided
  • ¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped orange zest

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl. In a mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and anise or vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and one egg white. Using a rubber spatula, gradually add the flower mixture, then the chocolate chips and orange zest. Shape the dough into a log (the dough will be sticky), place on the prepared baking pan, and, using your hands, flatten out the log shape a bit.
  3. Whisk the remaining egg white with a fork and brush over the dough. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Decrease the oven temperature to 250°F.
  4. Transfer the log to a cutting board and use a serrated knife to cut into 24 slices. Arrange the biscotti slices side by side in the same baking pan and bake for another 20 minutes, until crisp. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  5. Allow the cookies to cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Info: Per serving (2 biscotti)
Calories: 143, Total fat: 3 g, Saturated fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 16 mg, Sodium: 130 mg, Protein: 3 g, Fiber: 1 g, Carbs: 28 g
 

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