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Brownie Biscotti Recipe

Brownie Biscotti Recipe

Daintily drizzled with white chocolate, these eye-catching biscotti are loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy almonds. “They look so pretty in a holiday gift basket with an assortment of hot chocolate and teas,” notes Amber Sumner of Congress, Arizona.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unblanched almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture just until combined (dough will be crumbly).
  • 2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead in almonds and chocolate chips. Divide dough in half. On an ungreased baking sheet, shape each portion into a 12-in. x 3-in. log, leaving 3 in. between the logs.
  • 3. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until set and tops are cracked. Cool for 15 minutes. Carefully transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 1/2-in. slices.
  • 4. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm and dry. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 5. For drizzle, in a microwave, melt vanilla chips and shortening at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over biscotti. Yield: 3 dozen.

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buffetfan User ID: 4035139 228889
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2015

"I've made this recipe twice now. The first time was for a heritage luncheon at school. My son chose it to represent our Italian background. This was one of the easiest biscotti recipes I've ever made. I did work a bit to get it to not crumble but the extra effort was worth it. I drizzled the white chocolate over the biscotti. When I presented it I was asked where I bought them! A compliment to think they looked that professional. They taste just like brownies. Careful cutting with a serrated knife is the way to go. I agree about cooling a bit before cutting to reduce crumbling. I got about 2 1/2 dozen. They were enjoyed by all. Will definitely make again."

Twodisneyfans User ID: 5579393 214279
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"Far too crumbly. I couldn't get the dough to come together with kneading. Added a little water which helped but the texture still was not right. Once it was time to cut it, it continued to crumble. Just didn't work out for me."

joniotto User ID: 1827180 162683
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"Great biscotti recipe - definitely have a brownie taste too :) I've made a lot of biscotti and have noticed that if you allow it to cool a good bit before slicing it, it usually holds together fairly well (and a sharp knife is a definite must). It made about 25, nice-size pieces. Will definitely be making this recipe again!"

joehjort User ID: 6759057 208606
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"Great taste - however very difficult to cut."

krystanko User ID: 2680521 148017
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Next time I make this I am adding more moisture. Way too crumbly when cutting. I like things to look very presentable. Some of them were. Most were not. Excelltent flavor though!"

mbvanzante User ID: 1073479 75648
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"These are wonderful. They are on my annual Christmas cookie list to make"

kristials User ID: 3583335 208605
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Yummy...will be added to my biscotti recipe list!"

karlagates User ID: 5345029 101772
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"I made this biscotti for a cookie exchange and it was a huge hit! Will definitely add this to my "favourites"!!"

tutico User ID: 5166618 164027
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"It was my first biscotti's recipe and can tell you that was great."

kristinscotth User ID: 2609242 147915
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"This still continues to be my favorite biscotti recipe. I make it every year for Christmas. I love how chocolaty it is! My kids don't like nuts, so I like to substitute white chocolate chips for the nuts, but it's really delicious both ways. I think it IS a little tricky cutting the biscotti, because it tends to want to fall apart, so just use a very gentle touch when cutting and transferring them to the cookie sheet."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 95280
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"very good"

sboes User ID: 4648477 148260
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"My 12 year old made this with very little help - Love it!"

jackiecogan User ID: 3645703 162777
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"This really is a delicious recipe! A little extra time due to the two bakings... however definitely worth it."

fit4mimi User ID: 3428269 162774
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"This is wonderful and so easy to make! Gave it for Christmas gifts last year, and everyone loved it!"

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