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In America, twice baked cookies are known as Biscotti. The word biscotti comes from the Latin word biscoctus, meaning twice baked or cooked. Biscotti made with a fat, such as butter or oil, will have a softer texture and shorter shelf life. These are made without butter or oil. In Italy biscotti are called cantucci or cantuccini. 

3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2 t pure vanilla extract
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 T instant espresso powder
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 t Baking powder
½ t baking soda
¼ t fine sea salt
1 cup shelled, unsalted pistachios
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup dark chocolate (preferably 70% cacao), chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixer fitted with a paddle, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.  

In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, espresso powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer, while it is running.
With a wooden spoon, gently stir in the chopped chocolate, dried cherries, and pistachios

Shape dough with lightly floured hands into 2 logs of 8 by 3 inches.  
Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes.  
Slice into ½ inch slices and lay on sides.  

Reduce oven to 300 degrees F and bake for 12 minutes. 
Carefully flip them over and bake another 12 minutes.

Cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container.

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