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Chocolate Pizzettes
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Chocolate Pizzettes

Chocolate Pizzettes are a classic Italian chocolate cookie. Similar to Biscotti, Pizzettes combine rich chocolate, toasted almonds and warm spices to create a unique flavor that's absolutely delectable!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Servings 80 cookies
Calories 68kcal
Author Nicole Crocker

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 4 Cups Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Heaping, baking powder
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cloves
  • 1 3/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 ,12 ounce bag Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 Cup Canola oil
  • 1 Cup Hot coffee
  • 2 Cups Toasted almonds ,chopped

Chocolate coating

  • 1 ,12 ounce bag Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Shortening

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.

For the cookies:

  • In a medium bowl mix together, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and sugar. Set aside.
  • Place chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl and pour hot coffee over them. Let sit for one minute then stir to melt the chocolate. Add oil to the mixture and beat with an electric hand mixer to incorporate. Mix in the egg.
  • Gradually add your dry ingredients into the wet to form a dough. Once well combined mix in your chopped almonds.
  • Roll dough into logs (in several batches) and cut at an angle into 1 inch slices.
  • Place cookie slices on your cookie sheet about an inch apart.
  • Bake for 7 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and cool cookies completely.

For the melted chocolate topping:

  • In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips until smooth. Add 1-2 tablespoons of shortening to chocolate to thin out for easier dipping.
  • Once cooled, dip tops of cookies in melted chocolate and place back on cooling rack until chocolate has set.

Notes

*Can be frozen but do so without the chocolate topping.  Thaw completely and dip in the chocolate the day you will be serving them for the best results.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg