These crisp and not to sweet triple chocolate cookies make an excellent wedding favor for your guests. Packaged in cute bags, your friends and family will go home with a tasty treat to enjoy over coffee in the morning.  My Grandaughter  loves to help me make these for our guests.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup softened butter

  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened good quality cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 1/2  cups semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. gradually beat in cocoa powder and baking powder, beat for 2 minutes.  Beat in 2 eggs.
  3. Stir in flour by hand.  Stir in Almonds and 3/4 cups chocolate chips.
  4. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  6. Divide dough into 2 parts.  Roll each part into a 9 inch logs NOTE:  If you are making theses for a favor or gift.  Make sure your log is the correct width to fit in your bags.
  7. bake for 20 to 25 minutes.  use the toothpick test.
  8. Cool the log for about an hour
  9. Cut each log into 1/2 inch wide diagonal slices,  NOTE:check the size for the bags!
  10. Place the slices on a parchment lined cookie sheet and back 325F for 9 minutes.
  11. Turn the Biscotti over and bake for an additional 7 to 9 minutes.
  12. Cool completely
  13. Store in an airtight container.
  14. Enjoy with a cup of coffee.  Dipping is highly recommended!