This Biscotti – 3 Ways in One, who I must give credit to my late friend Marcel, is awesome. Just plain awesome. This is a recipe you will make over and over again. You can make three delicious varieties with just one recipe! Perfect as a snack or to dip in your coffee this Easy Biscotti – 3 Ways in One recipe satisfies every craving, every time!
Life is full of decisions and choices and normally I am pretty good at making them except when it comes to a sweet treat, I often have trouble making up my mind. When there are so many delicious choices out there, how am I supposed to choose just one? This recipe is the answer to my “I can’t choose just one” problem! Why choose one, when you can choose three?!! This Biscotti – 3 Ways in One recipe gives you three delicious cookies in one shot!
These three varieties of biscotti cookies all start with the same dough that you divide into three parts and add different ingredients to each. Voila! You have three cookies in one recipe which is why it is called Biscotti – 3 Ways in One!
One cookie is a crunchy biscotti cookie with chocolate and cinnamon and what a perfect flavor duo they make. The second biscotti cookie is flavored with orange rinds and almonds. I love the citrus combined with the crunch of the almonds! The third biscotti cookie is full of coffee flavor and hazelnuts and is absolutely delicious with your morning cup of coffee? Actually, the all are in their own special way!
I hope this recipe helps you solve the “I can’t choose just one” problem too. I can definitely get on board with a recipe that allows me to have three delicious options all at once. Why choose? I say try all three varieties!
Have a look at our video below so you can see how easy it is to make our Biscotti – 3 Ways in One recipe!
Biscotti - 3 Ways in One
- 3 cups all-purpose flour -
- 2 teaspoons baking powder -
- 1 pinch salt -
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar -
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup semi or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1-2 pinch cinnamon
- 1 medium orange, grated rind
- 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee
- 2 teaspoons warm water
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped
- cooking spray
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium sized bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl cream together cream butter and sugar together using a stand or handheld mixer. Gradually beat in eggs, one after the other.
Using a wooden spoon blend flour mixture with butter mixture. When you cant stir anymore use your hands to knead the dough until combined.
Divide dough into 3 portions, as equal as you can get them. Place each portion of dough into a separate bowl.
With either a wooden spoon or your hands add chocolate and cinnamon to one bowl.
In another, add the orange rind and almonds.
In the last bowl add coffee and water mixture with the hazelnuts.
Place each ball of dough on a floured surface and roll into ten inch long tubes.
Place onto baking sheet, several inches apart and press down, flattening each into a rectangle. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned
Cool completely and cut on diagonal into 1/2 inch slices with a sharp knife. Place slices flat on your baking sheet and return to your oven for another 5 minutes.
Remove biscotti from oven, flip each piece over and bake for another 5 minutes.
Remove from your oven and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!