Friday, December 17, 2010

Mocha Nut Biscotti

1 pkg. chocolate cake mix ($.45)
2 eggs, minus one yolk ($.15)
1/2 C. unsweetened applesauce ($.25)
1 1/2 C. flour ($.10)
1 T. instant coffee dissolved in 2 tsp. water ($.20)
1/8 tsp. cinnamon ($.05)
1 tsp. vanilla extract ($.10)
1/2 C. sliced almonds ($.25)
1/2 C. chocolate chips, optional

Preheat oven to 375.

Mix well all ingredients except almonds. Stir in almonds (and chips). Divide dough in half and form each half into a 9x3" log, flattened on top.

Place on greased cookie sheet, bake 20-25 minutes or til tops of logs are golden brown and firm.

Cool 5 minutes, remove from cookie sheet, and cool 10 minutes.

Using a serrated knife, cut cookies into 1/2" to 3/4" slices.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are just crisp. Top with drizzle.

Drizzle:
1/4 C. powdered sugar
3-4 T. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix well all ingredients, mixture should be thin.

Yields = 3 dozen
Cost: $1.55
Cost per biscotti: $.05

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