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Chocolate Covered Cherry Biscotti

A candy-themed biscotti that’s totally acceptable as breakfast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: baked good, cherries, chocolate
Servings: 26
Author: Michele Pesula Kuegler

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. shortening

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Beat butter and sugar in bowl of stand mixer on speed 2 for 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating until incorporated.
  • Add vanilla extract, beating until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix.
  • Stir cherries into dough.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Shape each half into 10″ x 4″ rectangle, using floured hands.
  • Set each loaf 2″ apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the dough is set.
  • Leaving the oven on, remove the biscotti loaves and cool for 15 minutes on cookie sheet.
  • Using a butcher's knife, cut the loaves into diagonal slices, 1/2″ thick.
  • Place slices on cookie sheet with the cut sides down. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes.
  • Turn over slices, and bake for 8 to 9 minutes more.
  • Remove biscotti from oven, and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • Combine chocolate and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir.
  • Continue heating chocolate in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until chocolate glaze is smooth.
  • Using a spoon, spread a layer of glaze on the top of each biscotti.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set glaze.