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These crisp double chocolate biscotti are tailor-made for dunking into coffee, warm milk, or hot chocolate.

Chocolate Biscotti

When my son, Zach, was little, he used to call these chocolate biscotti “crunchy brownies.” It’s an apt description: biscotti are twice-baked, oblong-shaped cookies made intentionally dry and crunchy for dunking into coffee or tea – and these are made with a double dose of chocolate. I’m happy to say that they have nothing in common with the packaged biscotti sold in most coffee shops, which often taste like bricks. When you dunk these biscotti into a warm beverage, they soften, becoming rich, chocolaty and decadent. Biscotti might seem like grown-up cookies, but if you set them out with glass of warm milk or hot chocolate for dunking, you will have very happy young gourmands.

If you’re looking for more desserts for the chocolate lovers in your life (or for yourself), don’t miss my double chocolate skillet cookie, chocolate lover’s chocolate cake, chocolate cream pie, or homemade chocolate ice cream.

What You’ll Need To Make Double Chocolate Biscotti

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How To Make Double Chocolate Biscotti

Begin by combining the dry ingredients: flour, natural unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

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Whisk well.

how to make chocolate biscotti

Set aside, then cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer.

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Beat in the eggs one at a time.

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Then beat in the vanilla extract.

how to make chocolate biscotti

Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips.

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Mix to combine. The dough will be sticky.

how to make chocolate biscotti

Scrape the dough out onto a floured work surface, and dust the dough with flour as well.

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Gently shape into a ball.

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Cut the dough in half.

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Roll each piece of dough into a short log.

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Transfer the logs to a parchment-lined baking sheet.

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Then shape into longer logs about 3/4-inch high and 2 inches wide.

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Bake the logs for about 35 minutes.

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Let cool slightly, then slice on the diagonal about 3/4-inches wide and turn the biscotti on their sides.

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Place back in the oven for 10 minutes to crisp up. Let cool a bit, then serve with coffee, tea or milk.

Chocolate Biscotti

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Double Chocolate Biscotti

These crisp double chocolate biscotti are tailor-made for dunking into coffee, warm milk, or hot chocolate.

Servings: About 30 biscotti
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Hershey's
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl and mixing well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips and stir on low speed until just combined.
  4. Dust a work surface with flour. Using a rubber spatula, scrape the sticky dough out onto the work surface and dust the top of the dough lightly with flour. Using your hands, shape the dough into a rough ball (if it's still too sticky, dust with a bit more flour) and cut in half. Form the dough pieces into two short logs by rolling back and forth. Place the logs onto the prepared baking sheet and shape into longer logs about ¾-inch high and 2 inches wide. Allow enough space for the logs to spread a few inches while they bake. Bake for about 35 minutes, until firm to the touch. Let the biscotti logs cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, or until just cool enough to touch (if you wait any longer, the biscotti will be difficult to cut); then, using a sharp knife, slice the logs on the diagonal into ¾-inch slices (I do this right on the baking sheet). They will crumble just a bit; don't worry about it. Turn the biscotti on their sides (so that the cut sides are down) and place back in the oven for 10 minutes to dry and crisp up. Let cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with coffee, tea or warm milk.
  5. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The dough can be frozen for up to 3 months: Shape the dough into logs, wrap each securely in plastic wrap, and place them in a sealable bag. When ready to bake, remove the logs from the freezer, thaw the dough until pliable, and then proceed with recipe. To freeze after baking: After the cookies are completely cooled, double-wrap them securely with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap. Thaw overnight on the countertop before serving.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (30 servings)
  • Serving size: 1 biscotti
  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Sodium: 111mg
  • Cholesterol: 22mg

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Comments

  • Oh, my goodness! I have been intimidated for years to even try making biscotti. But Jenn scores a home run yet again! I followed her recipe to a “t”–and the results could not have been more perfect. I’m afraid I won’t be able to purchase “store bought” ones ever again! They didn’t take long to make, looked great (perfect, actually!), had the right amount of chocolate and sweetness, and will be great for gift-giving, as well. (BTW, I live at 6300 ft. elevation, and made no changes to the recipe.) Jenn–you’re my “FIRST go-to” for all things culinary, period, full-stop!

    • — Nancy Scott on January 28, 2023
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    • 💗

      • — Jenn on January 28, 2023
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  • Hi Jenn, can these be frozen?

    • — Denise Kessel on January 21, 2023
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    • Definitely!

      • — Jenn on January 21, 2023
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    • I made them yesterday and they are outstanding..I dribbled melted chocolate over the biscotti!

      • — Denise on January 23, 2023
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  • Hi Jenn
    I looked at your other biscotti recipes which have different directions. Are these prepared different because of the chocolate?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • — Chris on January 19, 2023
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    • Hi Chris, the one significant difference I see in the recipe is how long you wait to slice the biscotti when they come out of the oven the first time. From what I recall, I shortened that time because of the cocoa powder in this biscotti – it can make it a little more crumbly so I wanted to slice them while they were still warm. Hope that clarifies!

      • — Jenn on January 24, 2023
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  • I know it’s not traditional, but I prefer my biscotti to not be too hard. If I shorten the baking time would they be a little bit softer?

    • — Joyce on January 19, 2023
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    • Sure!

      • — Jenn on January 24, 2023
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  • These are fantastic! I made them for the first time this holiday and now I don’t think I can ever be without them. The recipe worked perfectly both times I’ve made them, exactly as written.
    Awesome for breakfast with coffee and EVERYONE loves them!

    • — Beth on January 19, 2023
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  • I make several batches of these at the holidays — sometimes I’ll add peanut butter chips as well — either way, these biscotti are fabulous and the chocolate chips really add a lot to the experience. You will never regret baking these biscotti!

    • — Sandypo on January 19, 2023
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  • Good morning Jenn! Do you bake the sliced biscottis just on one side? No flipping over? Want to make these and send to my sister in Chicago 🙂

    Ally in New Jersey

    • — Ally O'Connor on January 19, 2023
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    • Hi Ally, that’s correct — hope your sister enjoys them!

      • — Jenn on January 19, 2023
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