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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Biscotti

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These delectable twice-baked Italian cookies have been so popular in America for years. They’re subtly sweet and ultra crispy. I love them as an afternoon treat with a steaming cup of coffee or tea, or to top off an Italian-themed dinner. Since mine are sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar they make a sweet dipping cookie. You’ll get a hint of cinnamon in every sip! They’re skinny since I’m using much less canola oil, chocolate chips, whole eggs and salt. Each small biscotti has 43 calories, 2 grams of fat and 1 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Biscotti Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes (batter needs to be chilled for 30 minutes before baking)

Bake Time: 55 minutes


Ingredients for Biscotti:

4 egg whites

1 egg (I used Eggland’s Best)

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour (I used unbleached flour)

½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt


Ingredients for Topping:

½ cup sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, or an electric mixer, blend together the egg whites, egg, and oil.

3. Add the vanilla and sugar, mix well.

4. Mix in the flour, chocolate chips, baking powder, and salt until the dough is combined. Do not over mix. Place dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.

5. In a small bowl blend together the topping ingredients.

6. Divide the dough into 4 portions. Shape each portion into a loaf 2 inches wide, 1-inch high, and about 10- inches long. Place the loaves 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the top of each loaf with a little cinnamon/sugar topping mixture.

7. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer loaves to a cutting board using a spatula. Cut the loaves crosswise into ¼- inch slices. Place the slices back on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the slices with the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

8. Return the sliced loaves back to the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Turn the biscotti over, sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar and bake for another 12 minutes or until crispy.

Makes 100 mini biscotti


Food Fact

Biscotti are twice-baked Italian cookies that are made by first baking in a loaf, then slicing the loaf and baking the slices. Many Italians favor them as a dipping cookie to dunk in wine.


Healthy Benefit

Research has linked cinnamon with helping to reduce blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in people with type-2 diabetes.


Storage Tip

Store biscotti in an airtight container. They will stay fresh for at least a month, if they last that long!


Weight Watchers
(old points) 1
Weight Watchers POINTS
PLUS 1

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 biscotti
43 cal 1.7g fat, 1g protein, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 16mg sodium, 4g sugar

FAT FACTS: for 1 biscotti
60 cal, 3.1g fat, 1g protein, 8g carbs, 0g fiber, 27mg sodium, 5g sugar

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called <a href="http://www.skinnykitchen.com">Skinny Kitchen</a>. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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Thursday 26th of January 2017

Thanks so much ladies for sharing my biscotti recipe. These make a wonderful low-fat treat. If they are stored in an airtight container, they last for over a month!

With my very best wishes, Nancy

Andrea Bates

Thursday 26th of January 2017

They look amazing, Nancy! Thanks for letting us share them!

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