Jul 21, 2014
So I am not a huge breakfast person. I happen to love breakfast foods, just not always for breakfast, eggs and sausage for dinner anyone? I am also not very hungry in the morning. I usually have my cup of coffee, and then don't eat a real meal until almost 11am. Insert-- biscotti. A sweet treat that pairs so well with a cup of coffee. (no one said I was the healthy one)
There are so many flavors of biscotti you can make, but peanut butter chocolate chip is one of my favorites. So, here we go!
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
6 tbsp unsalted butter
2 1/2 vanilla extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or silicone baking mat. Then with your mixer combine butter, sugar, and peanut butter until fluffy. 1-2 minutes. Add in vanilla. Beat in the eggs one at a time, you might have to stop and scrap the bowl to combine. Turn your mixer to low and add in dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, and salt. The batter is very thick, so you will be working your mixer extra hard. Then add in the chocolate chips.
Divide the dough in half (and try to keep your husband and children from eating the other half). Shape into logs on the baking sheet, they should be about 3 inches wide, and 10 inches long. They will fit side by side on a regular baking sheet. Just eye ball it, no need to get out the ruler for this one.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, you don't want the bottoms to get too brown. Then take them out and let them cool for 10 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, slice them up!
You want to slice them at the diagonal....giving them the perfect dunking appearance! Lay the slices cut side down on the baking sheet, and pop them back in the oven for 10 minutes, flipping them over half way through. I like my biscotti a little softer than the traditional Italian style, which is crunchier. If you want them that way just leave them in for a few more minutes.
Then enjoy with your morning cup of joe! Or anytime really....