Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Recipe: Tollhouse Biscotti

Today, my team and I drove to Amherst for a tennis match. On the ride home, we were eating the bagged lunches that the opposing team supplied and there were some cookies in the bag. The cookie was a white chocolate cherry cookie. One of the women unwrapped the cookie, then put it back in the bag, disappointed that it wasn't chocolate chip with walnuts!
The cookie was delicious by the way - but it wasn't chocolate chip with walnuts.
That got me to thinking about chocolate chip & walnut cookies - also known as Tollhouse cookies. That lead me to thinking about biscotti - so I combined the two and came up with Tollhouse Biscotti. Delicious.

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped chocolate

Preheat oven to 325 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix flour, soda & salt. Set aside.
Beat eggs. Add sugars and vanilla and beat until thick.
Stir in flour mixture.
Stir in chocolate & walnuts.

Form into 3 logs the width of the cookie sheet.
Bake for 35 minutes.
Remove pan from the oven. Let logs cool for 15 - 20 minutes.
Slice logs into 1/2" thick pieces. Return to cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes more - flipping cookies over after 12 minutes....
Let cool (if you can!) and enjoy.

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