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Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

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Ingredients
  Non stick cooking spray 1
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mini semisweet chocolate chips 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Whole eggs 2 Large
  Egg whites 2 Large
  Grated orange zest 2 Teaspoon
  Pure vanilla extract/Chocolate extract 1 Teaspoon
  Instant coffee powder 1 Teaspoon
  Hazelnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), toasted and skinned
  Egg white 1 Large, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat large baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. In medium bowl, whisk together whole eggs, egg whites, zest, extract, and coffee powder, until powder dissolves. Add to flour mixture along with nuts. With wooden spoon, work wet ingredients into dry ingredients until combined (dough will be sticky).
4. Divide dough in half. With lightly floured hands and on lightly floured surface, roll one half of dough into 14-inch-long rope, then transfer to prepared baking sheet. Flatten rope to 1 3/4-inch width. Roll remaining dough into another 14-inch-long rope, place 3 to 4 inches away from first rope, and then flatten. Brush ropes with glaze.
5. Bake in 350° oven until firm to the touch, 24 to 26 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Leave oven on. Slide loaves onto cutting board. With serrated knife, cut loaves diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Discard ends. Place slices, cut sides down, back on baking sheet (they can touch).
6. Bake until dry, another 15 minutes, turning biscotti over after 7 minutes. Let cool completely on wire rack. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to several days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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