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Chocolate Mardi Gras Biscotti

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  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlua
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 21/2 cups unbleached or all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder
  • 11/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 11/4 cups multicolored M&M baking candies


Beat together the sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Mix in the Kahlua and orange zest. Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and blend until smooth. Fold in the M&M candies.

Divide the dough in half and shape on a lightly greased baking sheet into two logs about 4 inches wide and 3/4 inches high. Place them 4 inches apart. Bake in a 350 F oven fo2 about 25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut each log diagonally into 3/4-inch slices. Turn off the oven and stand the biscotti up on a baking sheet, return to the oven, and allow to dry out for about 30 minutes.


Serving Size: Yields 2 dozen biscotti.

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