I love these Chocolate Chip Biscotti because they are so simple yet so delicious! I was never a huge fan of biscotti growing up, and I don't really know why. My mom always made it around Christmas time and she always said how she loved out crispy it was. I've never been a fan of "crispy" cookies, however biscotti has won me over.
These are the perfect cookie for dipping in your milk, hot cocoa or tea. They are so simple to bake, no fuss and can be a one bowl kind of cookie. I use my stand mixer to make them, but you could also just use a bowl with a wooden spoon or spatula. Find the recipe for my favorite Chocolate Chip Biscotti below.
Tips for making the best Chocolate Chip Biscotti
• Make sure your butter is soft. I like to leave butter out on the counter overnight, as it softens best at room temperature. If it's still cold out, then microwave the butter for 10 seconds at a time (per 1 stick) and leave out on the counter until it's ready to use. You can even do this night before too. I currently have butter resting on my counter.
• When forming the biscotti log, make sure it's even so the biscotti cooks evenly and you have even sized pieces.
• The resting period is very important for biscotti, as this allows you to easily cut it without it breaking. If you do cut it and it seems hot or doughy still, you can let it rest a little bit longer. You want nice clean cuts. And if it was very doughy and broke easily at this stage, then that's an indicator that you should have baked it a little longer. Everyone's oven is a little different, so make a note of that for the next time you bake it, and add 5 minutes to the initial time.
• For the second bake of the biscotti, make sure it's golden brown and crispy looking upon coming out of the oven. You can always bake it a little bit longer here as well, as everyone's oven is a little different. Set a timer for 2 minutes and go from there.
Chocolate Chip Biscotti
1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, softened
85 grams (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) organic cane sugar
85 grams (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) organic packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
2 organic large eggs
255 grams (2 cups) organic all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
142 grams (3/4 cup) organic semi sweet chocolate chips
Method Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, add the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Mix on low until all ingredients are combined and there’s no butter chunks. Add the eggs and mix just slightly.
Add the flour, sea salt and baking soda in that order. Mix on low until almost combined.
Add the chocolate chips and mix until combined.
Form a large log out of the cookie dough and flatten slightly on the prepared baking sheet, it should be about 1 inch thick and 13 x 4 inches.
Bake for 35 minutes or until the middle looks set, but not completely done. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Trim off the edges, then slice into 12 pieces and bake again for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Gluten Free - Replace the all purpose flour with 269 grams (1 3/4 cups) of an organic gluten free flour blend, our favorite is Namaste Organic Perfect Flour Blend.
High Altitude – Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until the middle looks set but not completely done, then remove and let rest for 10 minutes. Cut as instructed and bake again for 15 minutes.
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