A delightful combination of chocolate and orange. A perfect cookie for any occasion.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat in the egg and egg white, then mix in almonds and orange zest. Knead dough by hand until mixture forms a smooth ball.

  • Roll the dough into a log about 10 inches long; place on the prepared cookie sheet. Press down, or roll with a rolling pin, until log is 6 inches wide.

  • Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven. After baking, cool on a rack. With a serrated knife, cut into 1 inch slices. Place slices, cut side down, back onto the baking sheet.

  • Return them to the oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes; turning over half way through the baking. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave oven. Allow chocolate to cool but not harden before dipping one side of the biscotti into it. Place cookies on wire racks, chocolate side up, until cool and dry.

Nutrition Facts

184.2 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 27.3g 9% DV; fat 6.8g 11% DV; cholesterol 19.1mg 6% DV; sodium 115.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
delicious biscotti! after reading all the reviews i modified the recipe slightly. i added 1/2 C more flour a little more sugar and baking powder 1 t orange extract and 2 T oil. it was so easy to make- i can't wait to make it again! next time though i'd make them a little smaller so we get more cookies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2007
This recipe would have gotten a much higher rating from me if it was accurate. It is clear however from the amount of flour that it is not. One cup is barely enough to turn the one and a half eggs into a batter much less a dough. I actually believe that this must be a typo and that you need to use 2 cups. After adding an extra cup of flour this recipe became a kneadable dough and came out exactly as I would expect biscotti to come out as a firm dense cookie and not-too-sweet taste. If I could I'd mark four stars for taste one star for inaccuracy. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2007
This recipe would have gotten a much higher rating from me if it was accurate. It is clear however from the amount of flour that it is not. One cup is barely enough to turn the one and a half eggs into a batter much less a dough. I actually believe that this must be a typo and that you need to use 2 cups. After adding an extra cup of flour this recipe became a kneadable dough and came out exactly as I would expect biscotti to come out as a firm dense cookie and not-too-sweet taste. If I could I'd mark four stars for taste one star for inaccuracy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
delicious biscotti! after reading all the reviews i modified the recipe slightly. i added 1/2 C more flour a little more sugar and baking powder 1 t orange extract and 2 T oil. it was so easy to make- i can't wait to make it again! next time though i'd make them a little smaller so we get more cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Outstanding Biscotti Peg! The orange/chocolate combination makes a party for your tastebuds! I love this recipe. I didn't change a thing followed your instructions to the letter and came out with perfect tasting and perfect looking cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2003
The dough was way too wet to handle but I molded it into a log and baked it anyway. It turned out great! Next time I will add just a bit more orange zest. My fussy father couldn't get enough. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2005
Not bad. Though a warning: if you're planning on doubling (or tripling) this recipe you'll need to add more flour -- until the dough becomes easy to handle. I didn't have almonds used white chocolate chunks. Very orange-y. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
everytime I make these They turn out wonderfully! Don't over back the log in the oven for too long or I find it will crumble easily when cut into pieces. But the taste is amazing. Instead of dipping one whole side in chocolate I have dipped an end in chocolate too (so that when dunked in coffee or hot chocolate) it tastes wonderful!!! I have also drizzled the chocolate over one side to give it a "professional" look like the ones in the stores. Everytime I make these they go fast. They're perfect for bake sales cookie exchanges or just to have around the house with your cup-o-jo! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2005
I was very pleased with these and they got good reviews from my friends. I did add 1/2 tsp of orange extract because I wanted to make sure you could taste the orange flavor and it seemed just right. I also rolled them in sliced almonds after dipping them in chocolate for decoration. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2009
Thanks for this great recipe. We like it best plain with just almonds and 1 tsp vanilla. The other change I made to the recipe is 1/2 tsp baking powder and no baking soda and it has a way better flavour. I also cut it thinner about 1/2 inch slices on the diagonal. It lasts really well - I've even mailed it to my son in Serbia. He calls it "Mum's world famous biscotti." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2005
Although I haven't tried these biscotti myself (I haven't gotten any away from my husband) my husband and all of our friends rave about them and have asked for the recipes. I think these are really simple to make and I just buy the chocolate dipping mix from the baking aisle. Makes it really easy. Read More
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