Chocolate Biscotti


I always thought making biscotti would be complicated just because they were so classy. In my mind, biscotti were in the same category as croissants – a coffee shop delicacy that I could never recreate at home. You can imagine my delight when I found that this wasn’t the case at all!

I think the best part of biscotti is the texture: so crunchy and crumbly. They’re an awesome snack on their own, and an absolute delight when dipped in coffee. Admittedly, I’ve dipped them in milk too – and they’re better than Oreos.

Chocolate Biscotti

This turned out to have a richer chocolate flavor than I’d anticipated, although it’s by no means extra decadent. The texture is awesome: it’s a little crumbly but mostly crunchy, and even keeps its texture after being left out for a few days. When you first take them out of the oven and let it cool, they might seem too hard, but they get better with age: after the first night, they get less dry-crunchy and more crumbly-crunchy. If that makes any sense at all.


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp coffee extract (or instant coffee granules)
  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Optional drizzle: white chocolate and sandwich bag


Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk together oil, eggs, sugar, and coffee extract (or coffee granules). Then add in the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.


Shape into two logs, each 1/2-inch thick. This dough is quite sticky, so mentally prepare yourself.


Bake for 30 minutes. Take it out and let it cool, then cut it up into 1/2-inch strips.


Bake the strips for another 20-30 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.

See? That wasn’t difficult at all. If you want to be fancy, you can drizzle white chocolate over them (just melt some white chocolate at low heat in the microwave, then cut open a corner of a sandwich bag and use it as a makeshift pipette). Don’t know about you, but I think white chocolate on a dark chocolate background is my kinda color combo.


You know what makes these even better? Dip these in steaming and aromatic coffee. Or sweet and homey hot chocolate. Or just a cup o’ cold breakfast milk.


A perfectly delightful treat, breakfast or otherwise.

Other chocolatey treats:

Dark Chocolate Nutella (Without Oil!)
Dark Chocolate Nutella (Without Oil!)
Two-Ingredient Chocolate Syrup
Two-Ingredient Chocolate Syrup
Dark Chocolate Tofu Mousse
Healthy Chocolate Mousse

23 Comments Add yours

  1. this makes me wish i hadn’t sworn off sugar for a year! looks delicious!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Haha aw shucks! Perhaps you could substitute something!

      1. now you are talking! haha. true, i probably could!

  2. sophiebowns says:

    Very tasty!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Mmm mmm you’re tellin’ me!

  3. My mouth is watering…

  4. what a luscious delicious looking choco biscotti, one of my grandmas signature…

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Was she Italian? Haha this isn’t authentic Italian but it tastes fantastic nonetheless!

  5. pianolearner says:

    They look very tasty. 🙂 I was lucky to receive some homemade biscotti from my wife (wellywoman) this christmas, they were cherry, pistachio, hazlenut and lemon. mmmmm!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Cherry, pistachio, hazelnut, and lemon all wrapped up in one biscotti? Interesting flavors!

  6. Tasty, looking forward to trying. Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours is nice to.

  7. Ahila says:

    I did try out the vegan version of this recipe today and it turned out quite good. I think I added a bit too much flour as the cups I used for the flour and the rest of the ingredients was different so the result didn’t look as good as yours but it is good. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      You’re welcome!! I’m glad you liked your version 🙂

  8. This chocolate biscotti looks incredible. It’s something I have yet to try and make, and honestly I thought it would be much more difficult. Thanks for the recipe! X

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Yes, I love that it’s not so tedious as you’d think!

  9. sedrate organizes says:

    They definitely go in coffee for us.

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Delicious. I just have a penchant for treating everything chocolatey like an Oreo.

  10. s0ymilk says:

    this looks absolutely sinful! It makes me want to grab a cup coffee with this, and i don’t even like coffee!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      The sinful-er the delicious-er!

  11. Looks delicious! Would go perfect with a cup of coffee 🙂

  12. Jenny B says:

    These look amazing! Perfect with a cup or tea or hot chocolate! They texture looks spot on! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      And thank *you* for reading! And yes you must try this! 🙂

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