A delicious orange pistachio biscotti, flavored with orange, filled with plenty of pistachios then dipped into dark chocolate! Easy to make & easier to eat! Great for seasonal cookie tins and holiday parties.
1Tablespoon+ 1 teaspoon candied orange peel,chopped fine
8ozdark chocolate,roughly chopped
1/2cupshelled pistachios,chopped small
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
In a small bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking powder.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, orange zest, candied peel and orange juice together. Add the dry ingredients and mix with spoon til incorporated. Add nuts and stir.
Lightly flour a wooden cutting board and place dough on board. Coat hands with flour and lightly knead for a minute. If dough is too wet, add another teaspoon or two of flour.
Divide dough in half and place on prepared cookie sheet, forming into a log that is about 2" wide.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until firm to touch and lightly browned. Let cool 10 minutes.
Place on cutting board and, with serrated knife, cut into 1/2" wide slices. Lay flat on cookie sheet and bake another 10-15 minutes, turning over halfway through.
Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Once cool, prepare chocolate for dipping. (this step is optional)
In a microwave safe dish, place roughly chopped chocolate and heat in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring inbetween, until all chocolate is melted. Do not over cook as chocolate will seize easily (in other words, become hard). Dip end of cooled biscotti in chocolate then sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Place back on baking sheet and allow chocolate to set. They can also be placed in the refrigerator for the chocolate to set faster.