Clever Kitchen: Cherry Chocolate Chip Biscotti Recipe

by Alecia on February 23, 2011

I created this recipe a few Christmas’ ago and love adapting it for each season.  These are not your typical bland, rock solid biscotti – they are packed with flavor and very easy to make!  My whole family loves them (and eat them like cookies).  I adapted this recipe from a Holiday Biscotti recipe.

  • Ingredients

2 c Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 c Sugar
1/2 c (1 stick) Butter, softened
1 tsp Orange Zest (roughly 1 orange)
1/4 tsp Salt
2 Eggs
3/4 c Milk Chocolate Chips
2/3 c Dried Cherries, roughly chopped

  • Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare large cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper.

Whisk together flour and baker powder; set aside.  Beat sugar, butter, orange zest, and salt in a large bowl.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, until light and fluffy.  Slowly add flour mixture and stir just until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips and dried cherries.

Form dough into a 13″ x 4″ log on prepared baking sheet (it helps if you place a piece of plastic wrap over the top and form it using the plastic wrap – prevents it from sticking to your hands; just be sure to remove the plastic wrap before you bake it).  Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 40 minutes or until light golden.  Remove from the oven and cool for 30 minutes.

Carefully transfer to cutting board and cut into 1/2″ slices.  Arrange on baking sheet and put back in the oven.  Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until pale golden.  Transfer to a rack and cool.  Store in an airtight container for immediate consumption or wrap in foil and freeze for up to 3 weeks.

  • Variation

You can substitute the dried cherries for dried cranberries or dried blueberries and the orange zest for lemon zest, if you would prefer.  Just as yummy.

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* You can find dried cherries with the other dried fruit at your local store (raisins, cranberries, etc)

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Cristina February 24, 2011 at 1:08 am

This looks delicious – can't wait to try it! Chocolate and cherries are my favorite combo.

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Creative Fly Designz February 24, 2011 at 1:38 am

I am soo making these possibly this weekend! they look so yummy! thanks for sharing!

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SusieQTpies February 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Wow these look so good! I love these but I have never made them! YOu've inspired me to do it! If you have time, stop on over and link it up in my Recipe 2 tab! My readers will visit you!
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Heidi February 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I am going to try to make these this weekend and sell them at work to raise money for the march of dimes. I was just going to do cookies but these look so good I have to try them. Thank you

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Coupon Teacher February 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Looks delicious!

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Miz Helen March 2, 2011 at 3:52 am

Your Biscotti looks very delicious. I really like the cherry and chocolate combination. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

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PERMANENT POSIES March 2, 2011 at 4:21 am

Today is the day for biscotti! This one looks delicious too! I haven't ever made it before and can't wait to try it out.

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Clever Kitchen: Cherry Chocolate Chip Biscotti Recipe

by Alecia on February 23, 2011

I created this recipe a few Christmas’ ago and love adapting it for each season.  These are not your typical bland, rock solid biscotti – they are packed with flavor and very easy to make!  My whole family loves them (and eat them like cookies).  I adapted this recipe from a Holiday Biscotti recipe.

  • Ingredients

2 c Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 c Sugar
1/2 c (1 stick) Butter, softened
1 tsp Orange Zest (roughly 1 orange)
1/4 tsp Salt
2 Eggs
3/4 c Milk Chocolate Chips
2/3 c Dried Cherries, roughly chopped

  • Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare large cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper.

Whisk together flour and baker powder; set aside.  Beat sugar, butter, orange zest, and salt in a large bowl.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, until light and fluffy.  Slowly add flour mixture and stir just until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips and dried cherries.

Form dough into a 13″ x 4″ log on prepared baking sheet (it helps if you place a piece of plastic wrap over the top and form it using the plastic wrap – prevents it from sticking to your hands; just be sure to remove the plastic wrap before you bake it).  Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 40 minutes or until light golden.  Remove from the oven and cool for 30 minutes.

Carefully transfer to cutting board and cut into 1/2″ slices.  Arrange on baking sheet and put back in the oven.  Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until pale golden.  Transfer to a rack and cool.  Store in an airtight container for immediate consumption or wrap in foil and freeze for up to 3 weeks.

  • Variation

You can substitute the dried cherries for dried cranberries or dried blueberries and the orange zest for lemon zest, if you would prefer.  Just as yummy.

= Find more of our Clever Kitchen Recipes =

* You can find dried cherries with the other dried fruit at your local store (raisins, cranberries, etc)

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