Cookie Swap: Dark Chocolate, Orange, Almond Biscotti

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Dark Chocolate, Orange, Almond Biscotti

Today’s Christmas cookie post is a fun one. I teamed up with nine other bloggers for a virtual cookie swap. We’re all sharing some pretty delicious recipes!

I wanted to create a new Christmas cookie this year that incorporates the flavors of my favorite Italian Christmas confections. Dark chocolate from tri-color cookies. Orange from sfogliatelle filling. Almond from pignoli cookies. I came up with a dark chocolate, orange, almond biscotti. Perfect for a late night dessert or with your morning coffee. I just love every single one of these flavors but combined they’re kind of magical.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Dark Chocolate, Orange, Almond Biscotti

Dark Chocolate, Orange, Almond Biscotti

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl to blend. Using an electric mixer, cream the sugar, butter, and orange zest in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture and beat just until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and almonds.
  3. Form the dough into a 16-inch-long, 3-inch-wide log. Transfer the log to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until light golden, about 30 minutes. Cool 30 minutes.
  4. Place the log on the cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut the log on a diagonal into 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange the cookies cut side down on the baking sheet. Bake the cookies until pale golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack and cool completely.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Dark Chocolate, Orange, Almond Biscotti

Ok now for the great swap part! Check out these great cookie recipes from some of my favorite gals!

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Dark Chocolate, Orange, Almond Biscotti

And just cause I’m in the sharing mood, don’t miss some of my other fave holiday cookies:

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Pistachio Cookies
Christmas Crack-Ups
Double Chocolate Salted Brownie Cookies

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  7. mum

    I love the Virtual Cookie Swap Idea…Great recipe resource. I want to make everyone!!
    Just wondering what else a blogger could swap about…hmmmm..
    Wish my elves were here to cook with me. love, mum

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