People write off biscotti as a dry and dense pastry, but what else do you expect from a biscuit that means “twice-baked” in Italian? Give biscotti a chance and make them yourself.
Spice these things up with the addition of bacon and chocolate for a sweet and savory twist. These cookies are a cut above your average chocolate chip biscotti and make a great gift that’s sure to impress. Make sure to eat with your favorite cup of coffee or tea.
Chocolate, Almond and Bacon Biscotti
- Prep Time:20 minutes
- Cook Time:40 minutes
- Total Time:60 minutes
- Servings:12 cookies
- 1 stick butter (room temperature)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds
- 3/4 cup bacon bits
Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer for 5 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for another 2 minutes.
Add the flour and baking soda and combine with a spatula. After combined, mix in the almonds, a cup of the chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup of the bacon.
Wet your hands with water and form the dough into a flat log on a cookie tray. Bake at 300ºF for 30 minutes.
Let cool for 10 minutes, slice into 1 inch slices, and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden.
In 30 second increments, heat the chocolate in a microwave until melted. Dip the end of each cookie in the chocolate and sprinkle on some bacon. Let cool and eat with your favorite hot beverage.