Twelve cookies of Christmas – Orange, almond and chocolate biscotti


I’m so sorry I’ve fallen behind on the twelve cookies of Christmas! I have five more Christmas inspired cookie recipes to share with you – just a little later than I originally planned.

I really hope you enjoy these! I love this biscotti with a glass of Amaretto, but they are also amazing alongside a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

A few of these packaged up in a pretty gift bag would be a lovely addition to a Christmas hamper 🙂


Chocolate, orange and almond biscotti

300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
100g soft butter
250g caster sugar
2 eggs
Zest of one orange
1/2 tsp orange extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
100g dark chocolate, chopped into bite sized pieces

Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a large baking tray.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Cream the butter, sugar and orange zest together until light and creamy. Slowly add the beaten eggs and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth. Add the orange and almond extract. Slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Tip half the dough out onto the lined baking tray. Work the dough into a rough log about 12 inches long. Do the same with the remaining piece of dough.

Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden but still slightly soft in the middle. Remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes.

Using a serrated knife, trim the ends and cut the logs into slices. Pop back in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden and firm.


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