Chocolate Spice Olive Oil Biscotti cookies are an Italian specialty cookie that is a very exciting recipe for me. I love the combination of chocolate and spice and chocolate and heat which I combined here. I first became acquainted with the spice combination from a cookie my mother made for Christmas, Honey Diamonds. They contained no shortening and were soft and rolled in vanilla sugar. I could easily eat the whole batch if allowed to. I have never forgotten the flavor and it is comfort food of the highest order for me. I used the same spices for this biscotti plus a bit of cayenne for a marvelous warm finish.
Biscotti are twice baked cookies and come to us from Italy. They are not too sweet and are simply addictive. To make things better they are really easy to make. When we were shooting the photos for this blog, I looked at the number of ingredients in little bowls and almost panicked. But then I realized you don’t have to put them in all these little bowls, so it isn’t nearly as bad as it looks! The number of ingredients didn’t bother me, just the number of bowls. This stretched my tiny bowl collection to the max. Continue reading