Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti

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Now that the weather is a lot colder, I find myself bundling up with more cups of coffee than usual (if you can believe it). One of my favorite foods to pair with my coffee is this chocolate-dipped almond biscotti. 

The flavors in this biscotti are absolutely lovely; the orange zest, almond, and dark chocolate all compliment each other beautifully. 

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti: a crisp almond cookie filled with dark chocolate, orange zest, and almonds. Perfect as a winter dessert, served with a cup of hot coffee. Recipe via MonPetitFour.com

Making this chocolate-dipped almond biscotti

I like to refer to this chocolate-dipped almond biscotti as a “Californian” biscotti because of the orange and almonds that are in it. The biscotti is sweet, aromatic, and complex in flavor. 

Biscotti is typically double-baked so that the cookie obtains that extra crunchiness. Good biscotti should still have a crunch after it’s been dipped in coffee, and this chocolate-dipped almond biscotti totally does. 

It’s important that you let the biscotti completely cool after its first bake in order to be able to cut neat slices. Otherwise, the biscotti will be incredibly crumbly and break apart. 

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti: a crisp almond cookie filled with dark chocolate, orange zest, and almonds. Perfect as a winter dessert, served with a cup of hot coffee. Recipe via MonPetitFour.com

Chocolate-Dipped

The best part is the chocolate coating on the side of the biscotti. Both the semisweet chocolate and the white chocolate are delicious, but I have a personal affinity for the white. 

Once you dunk the chocolate-dipped almond biscotti in your coffee, the chocolate becomes all melted and gooey, and it’s absolutely divine. 

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti: a crisp almond cookie filled with dark chocolate, orange zest, and almonds. Perfect as a winter dessert, served with a cup of hot coffee. Recipe via MonPetitFour.com

Winter Dessert

Even though biscotti is popular during the holidays, I love enjoying this chocolate-dipped almond biscotti all winter long. I like bringing this biscotti out on a big tray with mugs of piping hot coffee during casual dinners with friends, and everyone adores it!

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti: a crisp almond cookie filled with dark chocolate, orange zest, and almonds. Perfect as a winter dessert, served with a cup of hot coffee. Recipe via MonPetitFour.com

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti

Yield: 13
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Crisp cookies flavored with almonds, chocolate, and orange, then dipped in dark and white chocolate. Perfect for dunking in your cup of coffee. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, chopped
  • 2 oz . good dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 egg white to brush on top
  • 4 oz . semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 4 oz . white chocolate, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix the sugar, egg, melted butter, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla extract, and almond extract until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add this flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined and the dough forms. Stir in chopped almonds and chopped chocolate.
  3. Cover a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or a silicone mat. Flour your hands and create a foot long log shape (approx. 2 inches wide) out of your dough. Place the log onto a baking sheet, then brush with the egg white.
  4. Bake your cookie log for 30 minutes, or until the top is very golden. Remove from the oven and allow the log to completely cool. Note: It's important to allow the log to completely cool so that it doesn't crumble when you cut it into slices.
  5. Once your log has completely cooled, use a sharp, serrated knife to cut the biscotti into 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices on your baking sheet and again bake at 350°F for another 10 minutes or so, stopping to flip the slices over halfway.
  6. Allow the cookies to completely cool on a wire rack before dipping in chocolate. To dip in the melted chocolate, simply dip one edge of the biscotti and lay flat to dry.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 13 Serving Size: 13 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214
Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti: a crisp almond cookie filled with dark chocolate, orange zest, and almonds. Perfect as a winter dessert, served with a cup of hot coffee. Recipe via MonPetitFour.com

10 thoughts on “Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti”

  1. One, I LOVE biscotti! Two, your addition of orange – stellar! Three, these have got to be the prettiest biscotti I’ve ever seen! I’ve been wanting to make some of my own for awhile now, and this is exactly the recipe I’ll use – can’t wait!

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  2. Happy New Year, girlfriend!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! The weather here is definitely colder and we are supposed to get snow tomorrow (yay!), so I’m all for gettin cozy and devouring some biscotti! These look absolutely delicious my dear! Love the almond flavor and the chocolate dip! Nom Nom! Cheers! <3

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    • LOL Food for all, Douglas! Or at least that’s how it is in my family because old and young seem to devour all these goodies! 😉

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  3. These look delicious! Love the almond, orange and chocolate combo. I’m with you and love to dip my biscotti in my coffee (especially when they’re covered in chocolate like yours). My mother-in-law dips hers in champagne which is also pretty good too 😉

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    • That sounds amazing, Kate! Your mother-in-law sounds like my kind of lady! 😉 Thanks for the sweet comment! <3

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