Darkest Of Chocolate Biscotti

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In


Original recipe yields 48 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (30.1 g)
  • Calories 119.8
  • Total Fat - 5.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 27.6 mg
  • Sodium - 92 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 2.2 g
  • Calcium - 30.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Step 2

Add eggs, vanilla extract and orange rind.

Step 3

Stir together chocolate chips and instant coffee, then add cocoa and flour.

Step 4

Using a mixer, add cupfuls of the flour mixture to the wet mixture, using a wooden spoon if too stiff for mixer.

Step 5

Combine all into soft dough.

Step 6

Place dough in greased bowl, cover and chill until firm enough to handle.

Step 7

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 8

Turn dough onto a greased plate and cut into 6 pieces.

Step 9

With oiled hands or wearing food-safe rubber gloves, place dough on greased cookie sheets and form into logs that are ½-inch thick by 2 inches wide by 12-15 inches long.

Step 10

Bake for 15 minutes, then rearrange cookie sheets and bake about 10 minutes more.

Step 11

When tested with a toothpick, the biscotti should be dry and firm.

Step 12

Let cool slightly on sheets, then loosen logs with a spatula.

Step 13

Carefully transfer to a cutting board to be sliced.

Step 14

Cut into 5/8-inch-thick slices, spraying cookies lightly with water to reduce breakage.

Step 15

Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.

Step 16

Place cookie slices on a lightly greased sheet and toast about 15 minutes.

Step 17

Check for crispness, then toast another 10 or 15 minutes.

Step 18

Cookies should be dry and crispy.

Step 19

Remove from oven and place on racks until fully cool.

Step 20

Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Step 21

Makes about 4 dozen biscotti, which keep for several weeks when stored in an airtight container in a cool place.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.