Valentine's Day is right around the corner so I'm baking up some treats for my sweets! No matter how old we get, everyone loves to dunk! Biscotti is just the right mix of cookie and cake that dunks like no other or can stand alone as a delicious sweet treat.
2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate (melted)
1/2 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
Baker's Secret Spray
Milk Chocolate Chips
Dark Chocolate Chips
3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
Melt your butter in the microwave. I use a coffee cup and heat it for 30 seconds. Melt your unsweetened chocolate squares (chop into individual squares) with 1/2 teaspoon oil in the microwave (30 seconds, stir, repeat).
Mix both the sugars, eggs, vanilla and melted butter, blend well. Add the sugar mixture to the flour and blend (I use a mixer beater and hand blend) until the dough starts to set, then switch to using your hands (dusted lightly with flour).
Flip your dough on to a floured cutting board and divide dough into two equal pieces. Return one piece back to the mixing bowl. Split the section on your cutting board and roll each into two 10 inch logs.
Add melted unsweetened chocolate to the dough in the mixing bowl. This can be messy, just flour your hands lightly and do it! Take the chocolate dough to the floured cutting board and divide in two. Roll into two 10 inch logs.
Place a chocolate dough on top of plain dough and roll to fuse them together. Place each diagonally in the center of a well sprayed (Baker's Secret is the best) large baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes at 350* Remove from oven and cool the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Use a large spatula to transfer dough to a clean floured cutting board. Use a serrated knife to slice diagonally. I use my best bread knife for this. Be gentle, you don't want to crumble your cookie. Re-spray your baking sheet and place slices of cookie cut side down and bake 15 minutes at 300*. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Melt your chocolate and vanilla chips in separate dishes - 10 ounces of chips and 1 Tablespoon of oil. Microwave 1 minute, stir and repeat. Drizzle over cooled cookies then place in the fridge for 20 minutes to set the chocolate after each drizzle. You'll need to refrigerate after each flavor of chocolate topping or they blend together into a very unattractive mess!
Place on a serving tray, garnish with strawberries for a colorful and pretty presentation. Serve these heavenly treats with your favorite coffee, cocoa or a big chilled glass of milk and let the dunking begin!
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