- 2¼cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
- 1¼cups sugar
- ¾cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
- 2teaspoons baking powder
- ½teaspoon baking soda
- ¾teaspoon kosher salt
- 8tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 3 large eggs
- 1teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1cup unsalted almonds, chopped
- 1cup dried cherries, chopped
- Heat oven to 325° F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- With an electric mixer, beat the butter, eggs, and vanilla on medium speed until combined. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually mix in the flour mixture just until combined (do not overmix). Gently fold in the almonds and cherries.
- Shape the dough into 2 12-by-3-inch logs. Place the logs on a large baking sheet and bake until just golden around the edges and firm to the touch, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 15 minutes.
- With a serrated knife, cut each loaf into ½-inch-thick slices. Place in a single layer on 2 baking sheets and bake until dry and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes more. Transfer the biscotti to a rack to cool completely.
Storage suggestion: Keep the biscotti at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.