With dried cherries, chocolate chips AND whipped cream in the dough, this Black Forest Biscotti is like dipping a little cake into your coffee. It also makes a really great edible gift for the holidays, a cookie exchange item, hostess gift and is perfect for bringing along to a breakfast or brunch potluck!
Heads up: There is a 2 hour chilling time before baking!
Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt: beat until combined. Beat in the 3 eggs and vanilla. Mix flour and dream whip in a separate bowl.
Beat in as much flour/Dream Whip mixture into the butter mixture as you can with the hand mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Stir in almonds, chocolate chips and dried cherries (you can chop the cherries up if you prefer, but it's not necessary). Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 12 inch logs about 1 ½ inch thick. Place log 3 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten each log to a ¾ inch loaf.
Combine the 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. Brush egg mixture over loaves.
Bake logs in preheated over for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 hour or until completely cool.
When the loaves are cool, preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Transfer loaves to a cutting board. Cut each loaf diagonally in ½ inch thick slices.
Lay slices, cut sides down on cookie sheet. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven, gently turn slices over and bake 5 mins or until biscotti are dry and crisp.
Transfer cookies to racks and cool.
Black Forest Biscotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 126IU3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.