Sunday, March 13, 2011

When Only Chocolate Will Do

I used to make Toll House cookies for Barry, but these are much lower in fat and calories.

Skinny Biscotti

Variation 3 - Chocolate Chip and Walnut

4 egg whites
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 cup chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli semi-sweet)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a loaf pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set it aside.

Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they start to hold stiff peaks.  Gradually beat in the two types of sugar until the resulting meringue holds stiff, glossy peaks.  Fold in the remaining ingredients gently until thoroughly blended.

Spoon the mixture into the pan, smoothing the top, and bake 25-30 minutes or until golden.  Cool the loaf in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes; while it's cooling, reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees.

After 15 minutes, while the loaf is still slightly warm, gently turn it out of the pan and remove the foil or paper.  Use a serrated knife to cut the loaf crosswise into 1/8" thick slices.  Arrange them on greased cookie sheets.  Bake each sheet of cookies for 20 minutes.  The edges should be golden and starting to crisp.  Cool the cookies on racks; they will become crisper as they cool.  Store in an airtight container.

"Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate."  ~Sandra Boynton

1 comment:

  1. Ghiradelli is one of the best chocolates... Good choice!!