Lighter Chocolate-Cherry Biscotti

As you know, I LOVE biscotti. One main reason is it can be made lighter and still taste decadent! This recipe didnt disappoint at all. It was nice and crunchy and tasty, yet lighter! YAY I love when desserts are still guilty tasting yet are light! I found this recipe on


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2/3 cup dried tart cherry
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flours and salt in a bowl; stir well with a whisk.
Beat sugar and eggs with a mixer at high speed until thick and pale (about 4 minutes). Add oil and extracts, beating until well-blended. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips.
Divide dough in half; turn out onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Shape each portion into a 10-inch-long roll, and flatten to 1-inch thickness. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove rolls from the baking sheet; cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
Cut each roll diagonally into 20 (1/2-inch) slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Turn cookies over, and bake an additional 10 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (23g)
Recipe makes 40 servings
Calories 76  
Calories from Fat 16 (21%)
Amount Per Serving %DV
  Total Fat 1.8g 2%
  Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.6g  
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g  
  Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 20mg 0%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13.7g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 0.7g 2%
  Sugars 6.5g  
Protein 1.6g 3%

2 Comments on “Lighter Chocolate-Cherry Biscotti”

  1. Kelsey says:

    Yum! I made something very similar from an Ellie Krieger recipe and they were so good. Yours look delicious, too!

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