Homemade Chocolate Brownie Biscotti

I don’t make biscotti very often but when I do the kids usually inhale the crispy cookie logs either dipped in hot chocolate or milk.    My Nonna’s Biscotti Recipe is also a keeper and made in a completely different technique.

Homemade Biscotti does take time but really it is just baking time.  It is well worth the 2nd baking of the individual slices to get the crispest end product.

logs of Add in for Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

What is Biscotti

Biscotti is a cookie but the goal is to make a hard crisp log.  It is made with a simple dough that you can customize with your favorite extracts and add-ins,

Add in for Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

In this method, you divide your dough into a “log”, which you will then bake, allow to cool, slice, bake again, flip, and then bake again.  Just be sure to cut each slice the recommended width or you have the potential to burn them if they are too narrow. (mine got a little burned for this reason)


  • The dough can be pretty dense, so we recommend using a stand mixer.
  • Want to change up the add ons?  You can use about 3/4 cup of your favorite add-in.  Some popular ones are mini chocolate chips, raisins, craisins, white chocolate chips, and pistachios.
  • Make sure your biscotti cools completely before cutting into it.
  • BE PATIENT WHEN TURNING YOUR SLICES.  When they are warm they are especially fragile and likely to break.


first flip of homemade chocolate biscotti


Treat these cookies like a loaf of bread.  Use a serrated knife for the best results.

how to slice Chocolate Biscotti logs


How do you like to eat Biscotti? With Milk or Dipped in Coffee?

sliced biscotti


chocolate brownie biscotti stacked


chocolate brownie biscotti stacked

Homemade Chocolate Brownie Biscotti

Yield: 30 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Dip into a warm cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk Chocolate Lovers Brownie Biscotti is the ultimate twist on the classic Italian cookie!


  • ⅓ cup Butter, with salt
  • ⅔ cup Granulated Sugars
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup Cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Egg yolk,
  • 1 tablespoon Water


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease baking sheets, or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. The dough will be stiff, so mix in the last bit by hand. Mix in the mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

Divide dough into two equal parts. Shape into 9x2x1 inch loaves. Place onto the baking sheet 4 inches apart. Brush with a mixture of water and yolk.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Cool on the baking sheet for 15-20 minutes.

Reduce Oven to 350: Using a serrated knife, slice the loaves diagonally into 1-inch slices. Return the slices to the baking sheet, placing them on their sides. Bake for 10 minutes on each side, or until dry. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

For a festive look, drizzle melted chocolate on cooled slices.

Nutrition Information
Yield 30 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 93Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 24mgSodium 74mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 2g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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