Dark Chocolate Orange Biscotti

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Cookies are good. Yes, I enjoy cookies. When Christmas ended, I was at least happy to know that there were leftover cookies in the freezer. But that time has ended. No more Christmas cookies. Sad, I know. However, there is hope. For a long time, we would get individually wrapped biscotti in bulk for the ride to work. They were good. But then my wife starting MAKING biscotti. I will never buy individually wrapped biscotti from a big box store again. Biscotti baking is not complicated – just follow the damn directions!

Wifey can make vanilla bean biscotti, chocolate, chocolate macadamia nut, the list goes on. One of my favorites is what I bring to you: Dark Chocolate Orange Biscotti. Subtle hints of orange come through in the actual biscotti, all then dipped in a smooth layer of dark chocolate. What’s not to like?

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Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange zest (1 orange)
  • 2 tbsp orange juice (1 orange)
  • 2 egs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dark chocolate melting chocolates

Recipe

*Pre-heat oven to 325

  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Beat together butter, sugar, and orange zest. Add in orange juice, eggs, and vanilla while continuing to BEAT IT.
  • Add dry ingredients until combined.
  • Split dough in half and form 2 long and flat logs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and let cool for about 10 minutes
  • Turn the oven down to 300.
  • Cut them into biscotti-looking strips at a diagonal.
  • Bake at 300 for 30-35 minutes.
  • Dip the suckers into melted dark chocolate to your liking.

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