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 Chocolate-dipped Orange Biscotti

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp grated orange peel
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 oz semisweet chocolate, melted
Grated orange peel, if desired

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat sugar, oil, 1 T orange peel,
vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder,
baking soda and salt. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until
smooth. Shape half of dough at a time into rectangle,
10x3 inches, on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 25-30 minutes or until
toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cookie sheet for 15
minutes. Cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Place slices, cut sides down,
on cookie sheet.  Bake about 15 minutes, turning once, until crisp and
light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet.
Cool completely on wire rack. Dip one end of each cookie into melted
chocolate; sprinkle with orange peel. Place on waxed paper until chocolate is
firm. Makes about 3 dozen

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