Chai Chocolate Almond Biscotti

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 h 10 min
  • Makes: 36 biscotti

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 125 mL
  • 3/4 cup sugar 175 mL
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 60 mL
  • 2 eggs 0
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract 15 mL
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 500 mL
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 125 mL
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 7 mL
  • 1 tsp ginger 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp each ground cardamom, cinnamon and salt 2 mL
  • 1 cup slivered almonds 250 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. With an electric mixer, beat butter with sugars until pale and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and blend well.

  • Step 2

    Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, spices and salt. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until blended. Stir in almonds. Shape cookie dough into 2 logs and place on prepared baking sheet, leaving 3 inches (8 cm) between logs. Press lightly to flatten slightly. Bake 40 min. Remove from oven.

  • Step 3

    Reduce oven temperature to 325°F (160°C) and line a second baking sheet with parchment paper. While still warm, slice 1/2-inch (1 cm) biscotti on the bias with a serrated knife. Place on baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 min. until lightly browned around the edges. Biscotti will firm up further as they cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1 biscotti)
  • Calories 100
  • Fat 4 g
  • Carbs 13 g
  • Protein 2 g