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Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

Biscotti is an Italian cookie that’s perfect for dunking and this one made with sea salt dark chocolate and dried chopped cherries is going to be your new favorite.

Biscotti is an Italian cookie that's perfect for dunking and this one made with sea salt dark chocolate and dried chopped cherries is going to be your new favorite.  #biscotti #italianfood #dessert #chocolate #cherries #cookie

This Christmas I made a new cookie recipe for Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti; however, I was crazy busy getting ready for the holiday that I never got a chance to post it. I originally thought that I would just save the recipe and share it next year to add to your holiday cookie platters. BUT, then I realized that Valentine’s Day is a month away and chocolate and cherries go PERFECTLY together so today is your lucky day!

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

The last few years I didn’t bake as much as I usually do so this year I wanted to make a few new recipes for Christmas. One new cookie I made were those AMAZING Italian Anise Cookies (I even made some with lemon and those were good too!) and the second were these biscotti. I’ve made a few biscotti recipes over the years, but I think this one might be my new favorite.

I try not to keep too many sweets in the house, but every now and then if I do feel like some chocolate I usually buy one of those Lindt Sea Salt Dark Chocolate bars to keep in the refrigerator. Of course I have to hide it from the rest of the family (because if it’s not nailed down they eat it), but they’re perfect because they are scored into squares and one or two do the trick to satisfy my chocolate cravings until the next urge arises.

Biscotti is an Italian cookie that's perfect for dunking and this one made with sea salt dark chocolate and dried chopped cherries is going to be your new favorite. Click To Tweet

Since I had just purchased a bar of this chocolate, I figured it would go nicely in this recipe with the leftover dried cherries I had from when I made this baked Brie recipe at Thanksgiving. Making biscotti is easy, but it does take a little extra time. For this recipe you’ll need all purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

In a smaller bowl, combine eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk together until smooth; then add to the flour mixture. Mix well; then add the dried cherries and chopped up chocolate. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured pastry mat and knead about 8-10 times; then cut the dough in half and form two 8-inch long logs and place them on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment or a Silpat mat. Press down lightly on the logs to flatten them out a bit and bake at 325 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes or until the bottom turns light brown.

Biscotti is an Italian cookie that's perfect for dunking and this one made with sea salt dark chocolate and dried chopped cherries is going to be your new favorite.  #biscotti #cookie #chocolate #cherry #dessert

Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes; then slice the biscotti diagonally into 1″-1 1/2″ thick slices. Place them back on your baking sheet bake them for an additional 20 minutes, flipping them over halfway to brown on each side. Remove the biscotti from the oven, transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

If left at room temperature, they’ll last about one week or you can freeze them for up to four months. I highly recommend making these Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti, they were THAT good. ~Enjoy!

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Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti
Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cherry Biscotti
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Biscotti is an Italian cookie that's perfect for dunking and this one made with sea salt dark chocolate and dried chopped cherries is going to be your new favorite.  

Course: Dessert
Servings: 24
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 c. Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1/2 c. Dried Cherries, chopped
  • 3.5 oz. Sea Salt Dark Chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 

  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

  3. In a smaller bowl, combine eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk together until smooth; then add to the flour mixture. Mix well; then add the dried cherries and chopped up chocolate. 

  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured board and knead about 8-10 times; then cut the dough in half and form two 8-inch long logs and place them on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment or a Silpat mat. 

  5. Press down lightly on the logs to flatten them out a bit and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the bottom turns light brown. 

  6. Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes; then slice the biscotti diagonally into 1"-1 1/2" thick slices. 

  7. Place them back on your baking sheet bake them for an additional 20 minutes, flipping them over halfway to brown on each side. Remove the biscotti from the oven, transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. (If left at room temperature, they'll last about one week or you can freeze them for up to four months.)

 

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