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Very nice biscotti.

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muffles December 23, 2009

These are great! Made them today with fresh hazelnuts from Turkey and good chocolate from Poland. Mine yielded 30 nicely-shaped cookies. They look just like the picture! The dough is extremely stiff, but that made it easy to shape on the baking sheet. Only downfall is the recipe dirties a lot of appliances/dishes.

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decarli1 March 22, 2009

I had never made biscotti before and I was a little nervous. No need to be with this recipe...so simple and a wonderful end result. My auny, who makes biscotti every year for gifts, asked for my recipe!! Thank you!!

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me & alex February 17, 2007

great biscotti recipe. Made these as part of my christmas baking. Will be making them again in the future. Thanks!

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spatchcock December 20, 2005

The holiday season has begun and for me that means a flurry of baking not shopping. This weekend is all biscotti and I have 4 batches planned this among them. My big change is that I wanted small biscotti that would easily fit with the other goodies on the tray so I made 4 smaller logs resulting in 4 dozen 2-3 inch cookies. (Orginal cookie must be pretty big as mine are decently sized.) My dough was quite sticky and that had me a touch nervous, but the result were a sumptuous treat that was not too sweet and intense in flavor. The amount of hazelnuts was also perfect - a good generous amount but not so many as to overrun the cookie. I used half the amount of espresso powder as past experience made me realize my powder is quite potent -- it does not add a separate flavor -- no mocha just a deeper, richer chocolate. I did not cut the baking times, but wished that I had reduced the second baking times by 3-5 minutes. I also did a light brush of milk about 15 minutes into the first bake to take some of the greyish cast from the flour off the cookie - next time I may start with an egg white wash. Nonetheless the cookies are absolutely superb and I'm looking forward to sharing them in the coming weeks. Sorry for the ramble. Thanks Barb!

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justcallmetoni November 28, 2005

this was my first attempt at biscotti, and they came out awesome! the directions are right on, as is the yield. they are studded with nuts and chocolates, and were a wonderful dessert with a cup of expresso. this one's a keeper!

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chia November 23, 2003
Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti