Chocolate Orange Biscotti Recipe

The chocolate orange biscotti recipe is easy to make, looks great, and combines two of the best flavors for dipping!

 

Ingredients
2/3 stick (1/3 cup) salted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoon orange liqueur or orange juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Dipping Chocolate:
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon shortening

Hardware
Large bowl
Microwave safe bowl
Cookie sheet
Sharp serrated knife
Wax paper
Mixer

Step 1: Lightly grease a cookie sheet; set aside.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 3: In a large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium high speed.
Step 4: Add sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined.
Step 5: Beat in eggs and orange liqueur or juice until combined.
Step 6: Gradually beat in flour until well combined.
Step 7: Stir in orange peel and chocolate chips.
Step 8: Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 9-inch long roll. Place rolls about 5 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet; flatten each roll to 3 inches wide.
Step 9: Bake for 20-25 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out nearly clean. Transfer to cooling surface for 1 hour.
Step 10: Set oven temperature at 325 degrees F.
Step 11: Transfer rolls to cutting board. Using a sharp serrated knife cut each roll diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices cut side down onto cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
Step 12: Turn slices over and bake for an additional 8 minutes, or until dry. Do not overbake. Transfer slices to rack and cool completely.
Step 13: In a microwave safe bowl, melt 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon of shortening until smooth.
Step 14: Dip end of each biscotti slice into chocolate and place on wax paper until set.

The chocolate orange biscotti recipe makes 32 pieces.

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