Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Spiced Chestnut Biscotti

2/3 cup chestnut flour
1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter
1 cup packed organic brown sugar
6 tablespoons organic granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
2/3 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. In another bowl, combine flours, baking powder, and spices; mix into egg mixture to form a stiff dough. Mix in chocolate pieces and chopped pecans.

Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a roll the length of the cookie sheet. Place rolls on cookie sheet, and pat down to flatten the dough to 1/2 inch thickness.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool. Reduce oven temperature to 325.When cool enough to touch, cut into thin diagonal slices. Place sliced biscotti on cookie sheet, and bake an additional 10 minutes on each side, or until toasted and crispy.
Serve with a strong cup of Italian caffé.


Also shared on Amy's Culinary Smackdown Battle - Cookies @


  1. Yum...I've always wanted to try biscotti, but just haven't for some reason or another. Yours looks delicious. Visiting via A Little Birdie Told Me...

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. I love chestnuts and will have to try this out. Thanks!

  3. Holly, biscotti is so easy to make and lots of fun to play with different ingredients. Have fun! And thanks for stopping by. I'll hop over to your blog.

  4. Camilla, thank you so much for sharing another incredible recipe!! Where in the devil did you find Chestnut flour? Please drop by tomorrow to share another one of your amazing culinary creations!

  5. Thank you for participating the Smackdown Battle. Best of luck to you. These chestnut biscotti sounds delicious! What a great choice!

    If you haven't done so, please sign up as a follower on my blog so you won't miss out on the winner announcement and latest post. Thank you again and hope to see you again soon.


  6. Love this style of making biscotti.And this variation I'll have to try.I love mixing that combination of spices too!


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