Friday, December 17, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Biscotti

I cannot get enough of this stuff. 
My sister found the recipe a few years back and knocked our socks off with it--and it was my first time experiencing the magic of browned butter. I usually make it around Christmas, and I think I ran out of time last year..... it's been a while, since I've basked it's tasty glory.
So I had a happy little reunion with this stuff last night....I might have accidentally had it for dinner. 
I was in the middle of wrapping them up two by two for teacher gifts and I had to sample every few perfect little cookies. 

Please make them! They are so so good! They are a bit time consuming, but really easy to do. Your family will love you forever.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Biscotti
Recipe from Food Network

10 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons), browned
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 1/4 cups chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips

Position racks evenly in the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. 
Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Melt the butter over medium heat, swirling the pan occasionally. Continue to cook until the butter browns and gets a nutty aroma, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.

Beat the eggs in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until light and pale yellow, about 2 minutes. Gradually add the sugar while beating. Then slowly add the butter and vanilla until evenly mixed, about 30 seconds more. Add the peanut butter and mix until combined.

While mixing slowly, add the dry ingredients to the wet, in 2 additions, mixing just until absorbed. Fold in the peanuts and chocolate pieces.

Divide the dough evenly into thirds, and put each portion in the center of a baking sheet. Shape the dough with slightly wet hands into logs about 2-inches wide and 15 inches long. Bake until set and brown around the edges, about 25 to 30 minutes. (For even baking take care to rotate the pans-- top to bottom and front to back--about half way though.) Cool logs on the baking sheets for about 10 minutes.

Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Carefully transfer the logs to a cutting board. (I cut mine right on the pan)
 Cut logs crosswise, with a long serrated knife at about a 45 degree angle, into 1/2-inch thick cookies (I made mine thicker)
 Place cookies cut side down on the baking sheets. Bake until crisp, about 8 minutes. Flip the cookies over and bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes more. Cool biscotti on the baking sheets.


Perfect for dipping in milk or hot cocoa!




Brittany said...

Ok seriously, I'm dying. These look divine. I'll have to try them out this season! Thanks for sharing!

Season said...

Looks sooo good! Thanks for sharing.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

I love that these are made with browned butter, totally unique. And of course you can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. I'm totally inspired to make these now, and dip them in some hot chocolate! Yum.

The Urban Baker said...

your biscotti is lovely! such a fun cookie to make!

Unknown said...

wow... this looks edible.. I wonder how's the texture ? Cause I used to slice my biscotti thinly and it is remarkably crispy, what about yours?

Viv said...

wow this looks amazing! and browned butter too! i love that last photo with the biscotti dipped into the hot cocoa....hmmmm. have bookmarked this for the future :)

Tara said...

Sheena stop it!! Some of us are trying to lose weight here!

gram said...

... I, too, remember sissies Biscotti... so good... I don't dare make them as I'd eat them all!

Teachinfourth said...

I never really liked Biscotti, but you make it sound awfully tantalizing…

I just might have to try it.

Jenn said...

I have always wondered what Biscotti tastes like? I see it all the time, but yours is the first one that I would actually make. Sounds delicious.

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Valley Girl said...

Oh man that looks good. I think I NEED it. That and some guacamole. What can I say, I'm pregnant. So much doesn't always make sense right now!

Karoleen said...

Sounds really good! Yum =)

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

just found your blog and love this recipe! will be trying very soon and did sign up for your posts to be emailed. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

sprint lte denver said...

My husband is obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate anything, he would love these!

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I just made a great double batch of these. Thanks for the recipe!