Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Low Carb Mocha-Almond Biscotti

Biscotti is an Italian twice baked cookie that is very crisp and delicious. They are perfect for dunking into a cup of hot coffee or a mug of hot chocolate. There are many different variations of this cookie, mine is with instant coffee crystals and shaved chocolate. You can use whatever nuts you like, for this recipe I chose almonds. Have fun with this recipe and create your own favorite variation.

  • 2-1/2 cups of Low Carb Flour Mix
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sweetener
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbls instant coffee crystals dissolved in 1 tbls hot water
  • 1 cup toasted almonds coarsely chopped
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate shaved
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place whole almonds onto a baking sheet and toast for 8 minutes, cool and coarsely chop. Reduce the oven temperature to 300. In a small bowl beat the eggs, dissolved coffee crystals and vanilla until smooth. In a large mixing bowl combine the Flour Mix, sweetener, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the egg mixture and stir until smooth. Stir in the almonds and shaved chocolate then turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface (I used more baking mix) and shape into a log about 15x5 inches and place onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes or until firm to the touch. Let cool for 10-15 minutes then cut the log into 3/4 inch slices. Place slices onto the baking sheet and bake for an additional 12 minutes then turn and bake for another 12 minutes. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool. If you wish you can drizzle with melted sugar-free chocolate. Store in a tightly sealed container. These cookies are crisp and delicious!

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