Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Cook Time: 12 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 36 cookies


* 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and
salt. Set aside.

In another medium bowl combine the butter, chocolate hazelnut spread,
sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, cream the ingredients
together, about 4 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until
smooth, about 1 minute. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir
in the flour mixture until just combined. Add the hazelnuts and stir
until just combined.

Using a tablespoon measure, spoon out the cookie dough onto a cookie
sheet, spacing the mounds about 4 inches apart. Use the tines of a
fork to flatten the cookie dough. Bake until lightly golden around the
edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Use a metal spatula to transfer the
cookies to a wire rack and let cool.


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