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Cathy's Chocolate-Pistachio Biscotti

New York City newlywed Cathy No Rebatta loves to make these twice-baked cookies to give as gifts. They're great for dunking in milk or coffee.

Source: Everyday Food, May 2009
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Cook's Notes

Whole almonds, peanuts, or hazelnuts would also work well in place of the pistachios.

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  • belladonnahelen
    15 JUL, 2018
    I have been making biscotti for decades; this one has a few issues. One, there isn't enough liquid to hold it together properly. I added orange juice to get it to stick better. It also doesn't need as much cocoa powder - about 2 tablespoons would work better.
  • mxrat
    10 MAY, 2015
    Great recipe. Pistachios were really expensive so I substituted machadamia nuts. Wicked delicious!
  • MamaKBenny
    13 DEC, 2014
    I have been making these for over 10 years. It is not only a tradition but an institution here. I get orders from family and friends every year. Not too sweet, but rich chocolate flavour and when done right, just the right bit of chewiness in the middle. That's my secret. Not too dry. Off to make my 8 or so batches! I do them in double. Enjoy!
  • MS10547047
    23 FEB, 2013
    These are my husband's favorite cookies! Easy to make and delicious.
  • loxling
    14 AUG, 2012
    Mine turned out like bread texture. I think the baking powder is way too much for a 2 cups all-pursose flour.
  • Madhi
    6 JAN, 2011
    the dough was really stiff
  • babybris
    1 SEP, 2010
    Confused by ingredient: dark chocolate. I used Scharffen berger and it was way too bitter. What chocolate was used originally?
  • ddasenbrock
    4 DEC, 2009
    I made this recipe as written and it is wonderful! I wouldn't change a thing!
  • brookegrac
    26 MAY, 2009
    I used all whole wheat pastry flour and they came out great. My husband has begged me to make more. I think this will be his father's day gift.
  • anihughes
    9 MAY, 2009
    I made these with half whole wheat pastry flour and half A.P. flour. They are delicious with coffee! Great recipe

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