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Nut Biscotti with Chocolate

Crunchy nut biscotti with lots of hazelnuts and dark chocolate, the perfect cookies to dip into your coffee.

Hazelnut Chocolate Biscotti

Nut biscotti are some of those things I’ve been meaning to bake for ages, but somehow never got to it until now. I am sure every one who likes to cook has such a list of things to be cooked soon, a list that gets longer and longer with the years…

My list will probably never be completely cooked through, there are just too many things on it, but what I would like to try to do, is to at least cook or bake some of those really well-known recipes, such as panna cotta or scones, puff pastry or zabaglione.

Hazelnut Chocolate Biscotti

I chose to make these biscotti on a whim, I had the hazelnuts already and felt in the mood of eating something made with chocolate, so I thought I would give these nut biscotti with hazelnut and chocolate a try.

One reason that always stopped me from making biscotti was the main idea behind the biscotti, which is that the cookies have to be baked twice, I thought that to be extra work that I wasn’t in the mood of doing, but really, making the biscotti is so easy and they are so delicious, especially dipped in coffee, that you will not care about having to slice them and bake them for 10 minutes more.

Hazelnut Chocolate Biscotti

And another good thing about them is that they keep for a long time, as long as you keep them airtight. So you can have them ready to serve to those guests that keep coming around this time of the year. Just make a cup of fresh coffee and there you are, a perfect afternoon sweet snack.

Hazelnut Chocolate Biscotti
biscotti with tea on a wooden serving tray

Nut Biscotti with Chocolate

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Crunchy nut biscotti with lots of hazelnuts and dark chocolate, the perfect cookies to dip into your coffee.


  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz/ 1 cup whole hazelnuts
  • 135 g/ 4.5 oz dark chocolate (about 50% cocoa)
  • 315 g/ 11.1 oz/ 2 ½ cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 40 g/ 1.3 oz/ 3/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 85 g/ 3 oz/ ¾ stick butter, soft
  • 200 g/ 7 oz/ 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Chop the hazelnuts and the chocolate finely. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In another bowl cream the soft butter and the sugar. Add the egg and mix well. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Add the nuts and the chocolate and knead shortly with the hands until everything is incorporated. Form two loaves about 23 cm/ 9 inches long and 8 cm/ 3 inches wide. Place them on the tray and bake them for about 35 minutes, until the loaves feel firm to the touch and they have cracks on top.
  5. Let them cool on the tray for 10 minutes, then carefully cut the loaves into 2 cm/ 0.7 inches slices. Place them on the tray again and bake for further 10 minutes at the same temperature. Let cool for about 10 minutes again, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. Keep airtight in tins or jars.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 biscotto
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Chris Scheuer

Saturday 31st of December 2016

Biscotti are so nice to have stashed away and these look wonderful!


Friday 30th of December 2016

Dear Adina, I hosted a Christmas coffee at my house in December for local girlfriends and served biscotti. It was so fun. I've made Maple Walnut biscotti before, but I didn't make the biscotti for the coffee. It was such a busy time of year. I bought mine at Whole Foods. One kind I got was chocolate chip hazelnut which reminds me of yours. I'm so glad to have your recipe - it looks wonderful. Next year I'll try my hand at making my own. Wishing you a fabulous and successful, healthy year in 2017!!! XO

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Thursday 29th of December 2016

I love this double baked cookies, esp. when they are loaded with nuts :-))

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