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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Chocolate Almond Biscotti, an Traditional Italian chocolate cookie, made with roasted almonds and honey. The perfect holiday cookie.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chocolate Italian cookie recipe, Italian biscotti recipe
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 3/4 cup whole skinned almonds
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest from 1/2 orange
  • 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate (good quality)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • On an unlined cookie sheet toast almonds for approximately 5 minutes in the pre-heated oven.  Remove from oven, move to a small bowl and let cool.
  • In a medium bowl beat eggs and sugar to combine, then add flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, honey, vanilla and zest and combine with a wooden spoon, then fold in the almonds.
  • Move to a lightly floured flat surface and gently knead into a soft dough.
  • Divide into 2-3 parts and form into 2-3 logs (I found 3 logs to be just right). Approximately 8-10 inches long, place on prepared cookie sheet and brush with beaten egg (a small egg), bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, let sit 5 minutes and then cut each log into 1/4 inch slices on the diagonal, place cut side up on the cookie sheet and bake again for approximately 5-10 minutes or until dry.  Let cool completely before dipping in melted chocolate.  Enjoy!



Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 74mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.9mg