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Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

Chocolate Cherry Biscotti Recipe

Makes about 48

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 cup sugar

3 beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon Kirsch

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup butter

1 cup almonds, coarsely chopped

1 cup dried cherries or cranberries

Method

Preheat oven to 350F.
Melt chocolate chips and butter together in the microwave
or in a
double boiler over low heat.
Line two baking sheets with parchement paper or
a baking=
liner.
In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Stir well.
In another
large
bowl, combine sugar, eggs, vanilla, Kirsch, and salt; stir in chocolate and
butter until well
blended. With a wooden spoon, mix in almonds and cherries or cranberries. Fold
in flour
mixture and mix well. Dough will be stiff.
Divide dough in half. Working directly
on
prepared cookie sheets, shape each half into a log shape measuring about 2 1/2"
wide by
15" long. Place a log on each baking sheet.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until
a toothpick=
inserted in center comes out clean. Alternate position of baking sheets after
half the time.

Cool logs and baking sheets on wire racks, then transfer them to a cutting board.
Cut each
log into diagonal 1/3" to 1/2" thick slices with a serrated knife.
Lay slices on baking sheets
and bake 10 minutes. Turn slices over and bake 10 minutes more, until crisp
and dry.

Cool on baking sheets.
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