Mocha-Almond Marbled Biscotti

Studded with nuts and dipped in bittersweet chocolate, these mocha and almond Italian cookies are perfect dessert to treat a crowd.

  • prep time 1 hr 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 42

Ingredients

1
(1 lb. 2.25-oz.) pkg. yellow cake mix
2
tablespoons oil
3
eggs
1
tablespoon water
2
teaspoons instant coffee granules or crystals
2
oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1/2
cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1 In large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs; mix until well blended.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine water and instant coffee; stir until dissolved. Divide dough in half. To half of dough (about 1 1/2 cups), stir in coffee mixture and melted chocolate; mix well. To remaining half of dough, stir in almond extract and almonds; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 3 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease large cookie sheet. Divide each half of dough in half again; return half of almond dough and half of coffee dough to refrigerator. On well-floured surface with floured hands, pat almond dough into 8x4-inch rectangle. (Dough will be sticky.) Spoon chocolate dough over almond dough, spreading to edges and covering evenly.
  • 4 Starting at short side of rectangle, roll up jelly-roll fashion. Roll back and forth on surface to form 14-inch roll. Place on 1 side of greased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, placing rolls 4 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • 5 Bake at 325°F. for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool rolls 10 minutes; remove from cookie sheet.
  • 6 Slice each roll diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place slices, cut side down, on cookie sheets. Bake at 325°F. for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 7 Turn cookies over; bake an additional 10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown and firm to the touch. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    85mg
    85%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    11g
    11%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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