Friday, December 5, 2008

Chocolate Orange Biscotti

I have been wrapping for a week now and moving things from one pile to another and from one room to another. Whew! But all this is going to be so worth it! I am not so sure Tony is going to like packing it all in the car for the drive to Atlanta, but he'll get over it!

Today I found a wonderful recipe for Chocolate Orange Biscotti on

I always make a biscotti tray at holiday time, so this is going to make a beautiful and tasty addition. It calls for grated orange peel, but I think I am going to use clementines which are so plentiful right now. MMMMMM.....I can just imagine the aroma! The recipe says that these freeze well, so I am going to do these over the weekend.

Thanks to Midgelet, here is her recipe:

10 oz of butter, softened to room temp
1 pound 6 oz sugar,
10 oz liquid whole eggs ( fresh or frozen thawed)
3 tsp grated orange peel,
2 tsp of either vanilla, almond or orange extract
1 lb 9 oz flour, weigh
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
8 oz mini chocolate chipsDirections
Cream butter
Blend in eggs
Mix and sift dry ingredients together.
Blend into creamed mixture.
Blend and mix in chocolate chips
Divide into 4 pieces
Roll each into a log shape
Placed on greased or paper lined baking sheets, 5 inches apart
Bake 350F for 10 minutes
Use a serrated knife to slice/score accross rolls into 3/4 inch slices
Bake 10 minutes cut side down
Turn over and bake another 10 minutes
May cut recipe in half
These freeze well

I hope you all have a great weekend!!


  1. Thanks for visiting. I really enjoyed your blog. The recipes are wonderful. I just came back from shopping for baking supplies. I am going to try one of your Biscotti recipes.

  2. Chocolate and orange make a great combo. If you haven't noticed yet I love biscotti and talk about it on my blog! You may see me looking at this recipe in the future!

  3. I love your idea about the chocolate orange biscotti, makes me want to have one with a lovely cup of tea. I am getting the book three cups of tea for Christmas from my sister! She told me LOL!

  4. This is perfect for the holidays, I made biscotti for the first time last Christmas and loved it!

  5. I like that orange and chocolate combination. I may just have to give these a try. Have a good week! Warmly, Cathy ^..^


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