Kristen's Recipes


Title:   MacGregor Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti
Category:   Cookies
From:   MacGregors
1 c slivered almonds
1/4 c flour
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
6 T butter- softened
1/2 c sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 t vanilla
1 t grated orange rind
1/4 t almond extract
1/2 lb. semi-sweet chocolate
Directions:   1) Heat oven to 375F. Spread almonds evenly on baking sheet. Toast almonds for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool. Coarsely chop.

2) Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Beat together butter and sugar in medium bowl until creamy. Beat in egg, yolk, vanilla, rind and almond extract. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture to form dough. Stir in almonds.

3) Place dough on a baking sheet. Shape into 11x4-inch log. If too soft, refrigerate to firm. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove log to cutting board. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.

4) Reduce oven to 325F. Using a serrated knife, cut log crosswise on a slight angle into 1/2-inch thick slices. Carefully transfer to baking sheet, a cut side down. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden. With spatula, trasnfer biscotti to wire rack to cool. Dip ends in melted chocolate and let cool.