Chocolate Biscotti Recipe from Italy with Raspberry and Orange

Chocolate biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti Recipe from Italy with Raspberry and Orange
Region / culture: Italy | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 40-45 minutes | Servings: 18 pieces


Chocolate biscotti
Chocolate biscotti

Chocolate biscotti is a delicious and crunchy Italian cookie that is perfect for dipping in coffee or enjoying on its own. This recipe combines the rich flavors of cocoa and almond with a hint of chambord for a unique twist on the classic biscotti.


Biscotti, which means "twice baked" in Italian, has been enjoyed in Italy for centuries. Originally created as a long-lasting and portable food for travelers and soldiers, biscotti has evolved into a popular treat enjoyed around the world. The addition of chocolate to the traditional biscotti recipe adds a rich and indulgent flavor that is sure to please any chocolate lover.


How to prepare

  1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix flavoring and eggs. Combine the two mixtures. Add a splash of liquor or water as needed to achieve a sticky consistency. If the mixture is too stiff, it will not spread out properly. Place this mixture on a greased cookie sheet and shape it into a log approximately 15 inches long and 1.5 - 2 inches wide. Bake at 350°F (177°C) for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes, then slice diagonally into 0.5-0.75 inch slices. I obtained 18 pieces from my log. Place the slices on their side and return them to the oven at 300°F (149°C) for 15 minutes. Flip them over and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. If desired, drizzle a small amount of semisweet chocolate on top of the cooled cookies. I used about 2 tbsp of chocolate for all the cookies, which added approximately 6 g of fat to the recipe or 0.33 g of fat per cookie.


  • Add chopped nuts or dried fruit to the dough for added texture and flavor.
  • Drizzle melted white chocolate over the cooled biscotti for a decorative touch.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to slice the biscotti on a diagonal to create the classic oblong shape.

- For a softer biscotti, reduce the second baking time slightly.

- Store biscotti in an airtight container to maintain their crunchiness.

Serving Suggestions

Serve chocolate biscotti with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate for a delicious treat.

Cooking Techniques

Baking the biscotti twice ensures that they are crunchy and perfect for dipping.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use vanilla extract or another flavoring of your choice in place of almond extract.

- Substitute the chambord with another liquor or omit it altogether.

Make Ahead Tips

Chocolate biscotti can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the biscotti on a decorative plate or platter for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Enjoy chocolate biscotti with a glass of dessert wine or a cup of tea for a delightful pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store chocolate biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature. To reheat, place in a 300°F (149°C) oven for a few minutes until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of chocolate biscotti contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of chocolate biscotti contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of chocolate biscotti contains approximately 6 grams of fat.


Each serving of chocolate biscotti contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chocolate biscotti is not a significant source of vitamins or minerals.


This recipe contains eggs and may contain nuts.


Chocolate biscotti is a delicious treat that is relatively low in calories and fat. Enjoy in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Chocolate biscotti is a delicious and indulgent treat that is perfect for enjoying with a hot beverage. With a rich cocoa flavor and a hint of chambord, these crunchy cookies are sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for chocolate biscotti. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Maria in her quaint little kitchen. The aroma of freshly baked cookies filled the air, and I couldn't resist asking her what she was making.

Maria smiled and handed me a piece of her chocolate biscotti. As soon as I took a bite, I knew I had to learn how to make it myself. The rich chocolate flavor combined with the crunchy texture was simply irresistible. Maria laughed at my enthusiasm and promised to teach me her recipe.

As we worked together in the kitchen, Maria shared the story behind the recipe. She had learned it from her own grandmother, who had brought it with her from Italy many years ago. It was a cherished family recipe, passed down through the generations.

I watched intently as Maria mixed the ingredients, explaining the importance of using high-quality chocolate and the perfect ratio of flour to sugar. She showed me how to shape the dough into long logs and bake them twice to achieve the crisp texture that made biscotti so unique.

After a few hours of baking and chatting, we finally sat down to enjoy our creations. The chocolate biscotti paired perfectly with a cup of coffee, and I couldn't believe how easy it was to make such a delicious treat.

From that day on, I made Maria's chocolate biscotti recipe regularly. It became a favorite among my family and friends, always disappearing quickly whenever I served them. I loved the sense of tradition and connection that came with baking a recipe that had been passed down through generations.

Over the years, I continued to perfect the recipe, experimenting with different flavors and additions. I added chopped nuts, dried fruit, and even a sprinkle of sea salt to create new variations of the classic chocolate biscotti. Each batch was a small triumph, a reminder of the joy of baking and sharing food with loved ones.

As I grew older, I found myself passing on the recipe to my own grandchildren. I taught them the same techniques that Maria had taught me, watching as they eagerly mixed and shaped the dough. It was a special bond we shared, a connection to our family's past and the simple pleasures of homemade food.

Now, as I sit in my own kitchen, surrounded by the familiar smells of chocolate and almonds, I can't help but feel grateful for the recipe that has brought so much joy into my life. It's more than just a cookie—it's a reminder of the love and tradition that have shaped me into the person I am today.

So whenever I bake a batch of chocolate biscotti, I think of Maria and her grandmother, of the stories and memories that have been woven into this simple recipe. And I feel a sense of gratitude for the gift of good food, shared with those who mean the most to me.


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