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Drink or Eat Your Espresso Today

I'm not much of a coffee drinker, so I prefer to consume my espresso inside of baked goods. However, many of you are indeed coffee drinkers, so for today's featured cookie, I've found an espresso-filled baked good that also pairs well with coffee. These traditional-style biscotti are flavored with instant espresso and then smothered in chocolate. And of course, they're perfect for dunking. If that doesn't sound good, then I don't know what does! For the recipe,

Chocolate Dipped Cappuccino Biscotti
From De Fazio Gourmet

1 cup toasted & chopped hazelnuts
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine, cut in small pieces
2 large eggs
6 ounces semisweet chocolate coating for dipping

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease large baking sheet.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, espresso, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a bowl. With pastry blender, cut in butter to form coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts and eggs.
  3. Divide mixture in half. On floured surface, with floured hands, roll each half into 12 inch-long log. Flatten to 2 1/2 inch width. Place logs about 4 inches apart, on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until cookies are slightly firm to the touch. Cool 20 minutes. With a serrated knife, cut the logs diagonally into ¾ inch thick slices.
  5. Return biscotti to cookie sheet. Bake 10 - 15 minutes until crisp and firm. Cool.
  6. Chocolate can be melted in a double boiler. Dip one side of each biscotti in melted chocolate. Refrigerate biscotti until chocolate hardens.
Join The Conversation
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
Crazy biscotti! haha
linda2 linda2 9 years
Good idea Linda McP!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Lets celebrate twice!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
linda2: You are absolutely correct, National Espresso Day is November 24! Looks like Yum was so excited she got the month confused, thanks for catching that mistake.
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
FINALLY!!! Coffee food!! Now my life is complete!! haha :P
dcartjunkie dcartjunkie 9 years
I love coffee. I'm enjoying a cup right now, in fact. If only I had time to tackle that biscotti!
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
I'll be sure to celebrate today. Maybe I'll go and make one right now.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
Biscotti is only good if let it soak into the coffee to moisten it up. Ha ha. I like coffee but not espresso.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
If only I liked coffee (ick!)
linda2 linda2 9 years
Yummy biscotti! Aren't you a month too early for National Espresso Day? Thought it was November 24th... Good reminder though ;)
emalove emalove 9 years
Not much of a biscotti fan, but I love Espresso...any form of coffee actually!
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