Coffee Break Biscotti


When four o’clock hits, it’s coffee time. Kids coming home from school requires a small dose of fortification. Biscotti is my treat of choice any day, anytime.

Ingredients:

  • butter – 1/2 cup cold (can use margarine but please try it with butter!)
  • sugar – 1 3/4 cups
  • flour – 2 1/2 cups
  • baking powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • salt – 1/2 tsp
  • eggs – 2
  • milk or soy milk – 2 tbsp
  • freeze dried coffee granules – 2 tbsp
  • mini chocolate chips – 3/4 cup
  • Glaze:
  • confectioners’ sugar – 1 cup
  • cocoa powder – 2 Tbsp
  • coffee granules – 2 tsp, dissolved in 2
  • boiling water – 1 tbsp

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350F (180C).

Cream butter and sugar until combined. Lower mixer speed and add remaining ingredients slowly, in the order they appear, just until a dough forms. Turn off mixer.

Divide dough in half. Form 2 logs and place them on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 1/2 an hour. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes, then slice with a sharp knife into rectangular pieces, on a slight angle.

Lower oven temperature to 325F (170C). Place cookies on their side and bake for another 7 minutes, then turn them over and bake for another 5–7 minutes, until toasted through. Cookies will harden more as they cool.

Glaze: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Keep mixing every so often to prevent the mixture from hardening. Drizzle over biscotti.