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Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti
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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 69
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When it comes to chocolate, we don't mess around! Our Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti are wildly flavorful and don't skimp on the dark chocolate or dried cherries. But we didn't stop there; this chocolate cherry biscotti recipe just isn't complete without a last, lush drizzle of vanilla on top. They're (almost) too pretty to eat! You'll love dipping this chocolate cherry biscotti in some hot cocoa or coffee; it's a sweet little indulgence you can enjoy any day of the week. Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti also make for a great present! Pop a few in a clear bag, tie it with ribbon and voilà, the perfect gift! But don't give them all away; make sure to save a few for yourself. You deserve it!
Updated Sep 22, 2021

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Hershey’s™ Special Dark™ Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 2/3 cup white vanilla baking chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 18x13-inch baking sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed about 3 minutes or until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and cherries. Divide dough into thirds on lightly floured surface. Lightly flour hands, and shape each piece of dough into 12-inch long log. Place logs on baking sheet, 4 inches apart. Press down gently to flatten to 2 inches wide.
  • 4
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until set, but still slightly soft. Place baking sheet on cooling rack; cool completely, about 1 hour. Transfer to cutting board and, with serrated knife, cut logs crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices cut side down on ungreased large cookie sheets, 1/2 inch apart.
  • 5
    Bake 10 minutes. Turn cookies over; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until tops are dry. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 6
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips and shortening uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Transfer melted chips to small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut small corner from one end of bag. Drizzle over biscotti. Let stand until drizzle is set, about 30 minutes.
  • 7
    Store in tightly covered container.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For an extra-fancy appearance, try adding a second drizzle, made with dark chocolate. Just microwave 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon shortening until mixture can be stirred smooth. Spoon into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut small corner from one end of bag, and drizzle over biscotti. Let stand until drizzle is set.
  • tip 2
    Dried cherries are absolutely delicious in this Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti recipe; but if left whole, they can make it hard to cut the baked logs cleanly into slices. Chopping them before they are added to the dough makes that process easier.
  • tip 3
    Dark chocolate chips, which have a higher percentage of cacao than semisweet, and Hershey's™ Special Dark™ Cocoa, made with 100 percent cacao, give this recipe its premium flavor and texture. Cacao is the main ingredient in chocolate, so the higher the percentage of cacao, the more pure chocolate flavor you’ll taste. Note, unsweetened cocoa used in baking recipes is not the same as hot chocolate products that are sweetened and have additional ingredients in them.
  • tip 4
    For best results, bake your cookies on the middle oven rack. For even baking, it’s best to bake one sheet at a time.

Nutrition

90 Calories, 3 1/2g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 13g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
30
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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