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These are amazing. As Christmas cookies go, they will be a hit at your party and for a day to day snack you will be addicted to them in just no time at all.

They remind me of a candy that I used to love that was a chocolate bar, shaped like an orange that, when unwrapped became little sections like the orange is.

I’ve not seen them for a very long time and they were one of my favorite Christmas treats, and everyone knew it. If Christmas passed without the chocolate oranges in my stocking I was in shock.

This recipe, which I found a while back on all recipes is the very closest thing to them that I’ve had in a long time.

Biscotti has the added benefit of being easy to store and easy to send if you send holiday cookies to friends or to a loved one overseas.

Its remarkably easy to make and just incredibly delicious, and that just about says it all.

Chocolate Orange Biscotti


* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 egg
* 1 egg white
* 1/2 cup chopped almonds
* 2 tablespoons orange zest
* 4 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat in the egg and egg white, then mix in almonds and orange zest. Knead dough by hand until mixture forms a smooth ball.
3. Roll the dough into a log about 10 inches long; place on the prepared cookie sheet. Press down, or roll with a rolling pin, until log is 6 inches wide.
4. Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven. After baking, cool on a rack. With a serrated knife, cut into 1 inch slices. Place slices, cut side down, back onto the baking sheet.
5. Return them to the oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes; turning over half way through the baking. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave oven. Allow chocolate to cool but not harden before dipping one side of the biscotti into it. Place cookies on wire racks, chocolate side up, until cool and dry.


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