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Recipe for Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2  cup butter or margarine softened
1-1/4  cups of sugar
eggs
teaspoon almond extract
2-1/4  cups all purpose flour
1/4  cup Dutch chocolate cocoa powder
teaspoon baking pwder
1/4  teaspoon salt
cup sliced almonds
  chocolate glaze
  white glaze
  additional sliced almonds

Cooking Directions:
1.  Heat oven to 350F. Beat butter and sugar until blended. Add eggs and almond extract; beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until smooth. (Dough will be thick.) Stir in almonds using wooden spoon.

2.  Shape dough into two 11-inch-long rolls. Place rolls 3 to 4 inches apart on large ungreased cookie sheet.

3.  . Bake 30 minutes or until rolls are set. Remove from oven; cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes. Using serrated knife, cut rolls diagonally using sawing motion, into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices, cut sides down, close together on cookie sheet.

4.  Bake 8 to 9 minutes. Turn slices over; bake an additional 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from oven; cool on cookie sheet on wire rack. Prepare Chocolate Glaze. Dip end of each biscotti in glaze or drizzle over entire cookie. Prepare White Glaze; drizzle over chocolate glaze. Garnish with additional almonds, if desired

5.  Chocolate Glaze : Place 1 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 tablespoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) into small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until smooth when stirred. White Glaze : Place 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips and 1 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) into small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 to 45 seconds or until smooth when stirred.

   
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