Chocolate-Dipped Orange Biscotti (lighter recipe)

With only 60 calories per cookie, these sweet treats are a guiltless ending to any meal!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

2/3
cup sugar
1/2
cup unsweetened applesauce
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
ounces semisweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • 2 Mix sugar, applesauce, orange peel, vanilla and egg product in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth.
  • 3 Shape half of dough at a time into rectangle, 10x3 inches, on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes.
  • 5 Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Place cut sides down on cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes, turning once, until crisp and light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • 6 Dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper until chocolate is firm.

Expert Tips

Put a lid on it! Biscotti best retains its crispness when stored in a tightly covered container.

Instead of melting 2 ounces of semisweet chocolate, melt 1 ounce of semisweet and 1 ounce of white chocolate. Dip cookies in a bit of each, then swirl chocolate coatings with a toothpick for a marbled design.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
10 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 g
1 %
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
45 mg
45 %;
Total Carbohydrate
12 g
12 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.