Cassie's Chocolate, Oatmeal, and Flax Seed Biscotti

For some reason I've always been intimidated by biscotti.  It looked like something I couldn't even attempt to make.  But, for some reason this last week I suddenly craved biscotti -- badly.

And then this happened:
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It actually looks how it is supposed to!  And tastes good to boot.  Success!
And I am sharing the recipe - this is way to good to keep to myself:

2/3 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Melted Butter (let cool slightly)
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
2 Eggs
1 3/4 Cups Flour
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1/3 Cup Instant Oats
1/3 Cup Flax Seeds

1. Grease a cookie sheet- Preheat oven to 375 F.

2.  Combine Sugar, baking powder, butter, and eggs in a deep bowl and mix ( I used an electric mixer) until combined.  Then add the flour in batches - if it becomes too dense, mix it in by hand.

3. When everything is mixed together, add the Chocolate Chips, Oats, and Flax Seeds- and stir these in with a fork.  When everything is mixed up evenly, form the dough into two 9 inch long 'logs' on your baking sheet.  Once they are fairly even, flatten them with your hands so they are about 3/4" thick and 2 1/2" wide.

4.  Bake in the 375 F Oven for 18- 20 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.  Remove from the oven, and let cool for 30 minutes.

5.  Take a serrated knife and cut the biscotti loaves into strips about 2/3" wide.  You can do these on a diagonal to make them longer.

6.  Set your oven to 325F and arrange the biscotti on their sides - bake them again for 7 minutes on each side.  This will leave them crisp and dry.  Remove from the oven and let them thoroughly cool before serving.

Yield: Approximately 20


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