Marble Biscotti Recipe


3/4-cup butter or margarine
1 1/2-cups sugar
3-teaspoons baking powder
1/4-teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1-teaspoon vanilla
4-cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2-cup semisweet chocolate pieces, melted and cooled
1 cup finely chopped hazelnuts {filberts}
1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel 



Beat butter or margarine in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer
Add sugar, baking powder and salt ;beat till combined.
Beat in egg and vanilla till combined.
Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer.
Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon.

Divide dough in half and remove one Half to another bowl.
Into one half of the dough, stir the melted chocolate
And 1/2 cup of the nuts.
Into the other half of the dough, stir in the orange peel and the remaining nuts. 

Divide each half of dough into three equal portions.
With light floured hands shape each portion into a rope about 14 inches long.
Place a rope of each color side by side on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Twist ropes around other several times.  Flattened slightly to 2 inch width.
Repeat with the other Ropes, placing twists about 4 inches apart on The cookie sheet. 

Baked in a 375 oven for 25 minuets or till lighted browned.