Dark Chocolate and Cherry Biscotti

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Biscotti is a delightful treat that combines the rich flavors of dark chocolate and the tartness of cherries. This crunchy Italian cookie is perfect for dipping in coffee or enjoying on its own. With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can create a batch of these delicious biscotti in your own kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla extract together until well combined.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  5. Gently fold in the dried cherries and dark chocolate chips.
  6. Divide the dough in half and shape each portion into a log, approximately 12 inches long and 2 inches wide.
  7. Place the logs onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between them.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the logs are firm to the touch.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the logs cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Using a sharp knife, slice the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  11. Place the slices back onto the baking sheet, cut side down.
  12. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the biscotti are crisp and dry.
  13. Allow the biscotti to cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container.

Enjoy your homemade Dark Chocolate and Cherry Biscotti with a cup of coffee or tea. These biscotti also make a wonderful gift for friends and family. Store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh for up to two weeks. The combination of dark chocolate and cherries creates a flavor profile that is both indulgent and satisfying. So, why not try making these delicious biscotti today?

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