A cookie made out of Nutella? And how is this a bad thing? I got inspired by one of my favorite blogs, Chocolate Chipped. She is on a Nutella kick this week and it's fantastic fun. And if you love Nutella, this is a great way to use it. I made these cookies and they were gone within a day. Eat them alone or with a cup of hot tea. Really delicious!
Chocolate Nutella Biscotti
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup hazelnuts
In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add the sugar then beat on high for 2 minutes. Add Nutella and mix well.
In an another bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder, and salt. Sift together then add slowly to egg mixture. Stir together but don't overmix. Add chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.
Flour hands well. Divide the dough into two even sections. Form into two rectangle shaped logs about 1/2 inch thick. Bake on baking sheet covered in parchment paper in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove from oven, turn oven down to 300 degrees. Using a serrated knife, cut logs into 1/2 inch slices. Place on sides on baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn biscotti over and bake another 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on rack.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
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