Homemade Biscotti Recipes

Biscotti flavors are varied, and our Chocolate Biscotti recipe is just the beginning! We'll show you how to make biscotti in flavors including lemon biscotti with almonds, orange biscotti with pistachios, mocha biscotti with hazelnuts, and much, much more. We’ll also point the way to our best biscotti recipe, according to our readers.

Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Here’s the best biscotti recipe for those who love chocolate but don’t love nuts! It’s also the chocolate biscotti recipe to choose if you’re in the “keep it simple” camp: Just add cocoa powder to a basic biscotti recipe and finish the cookies with a two-ingredient glaze. 

Almond and Lemon Biscotti

This is it! The best biscotti recipe in this collection, as voted on by our readers. Once you learn how to make biscotti using this recipe, you can move on to other recipes with a few bells and whistles thrown in. Or not—you might find this classic almond and lemon biscotti is all you need in your repertoire.

Cherry and White Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

If we had to name our best biscotti recipe for gift-giving, this one would definitely be in the running. With dried cherries, toasted almonds, and a drizzle of white chocolate, they’re festive for sure! Offer them as hostess gifts, party favors, or as part of your Christmas cookie tray.

Double Chocolate-Peppermint Biscotti

If you love non-traditional biscotti flavors, take a look! This chocolate biscotti recipe is all dressed up for the holidays, with a glaze of vanilla candy coating and peppermint candy sprinkles. We specifically chose bittersweet chocolate—it provides a deep contrast to the bright and cool peppermint.

Sweet Cherry Biscotti

Dried cherries and finely shredded orange peel put a fresh spin on a classic Italian cookie. This fruit-filled biscotti recipe is nut-free for a break from the norm. A sprinkling of coarse sugar makes them a special treat for the eyes and taste buds.

Bittersweet Chocolate Biscotti

The creamy chocolate topping for these crisp, hazelnut-filled cookies is so simple you can make it in the microwave. Loaded with cocoa, melted chocolate, and toasted hazelnuts, this biscotti recipe will make Nutella-lovers swoon.

Peanut Butter-Brownie Biscotti

Perfect for dunking in hot cocoa, these crisp cookies feature a yummy peanut butter icing for a biscotti recipe perfect for peanut butter-lovers.

Italian Nut and Lemon Biscotti Sticks

Here’s how to make biscotti as Italian-tasting as you can get: Use almonds (the classic nut for the traditional cookies) and anise seed (a popular flavor angle). To enjoy these homemade biscotti in the most true-to-Tuscany way, serve them with a sweet dessert wine (for dipping into) after dinner.

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

What’s better than a chocolate biscotti recipe? A triple-chocolate biscotti recipe! With cocoa powder and two kinds of chocolate chips added to the basic biscotti recipe, this is about as chocolaty as you can get. P.S.: This is also a good choice if you’re looking for biscotti ideas sans the nuts.

Pistachio, Fruit & Lemon Biscotti

Like most homemade biscotti, these gems will go well with coffee, tea, or a glass of dessert wine. Here’s another idea: Stash a few in the freezer and bring them out on crazy-busy mornings for a tasty breakfast biscotti to enjoy on the go. They’ll easily thaw in the time it takes you to get ready for the day.

Pistachio Biscotti

No doubt about it—we adore homemade biscotti studded with pistachios. Here, we pair the nut with a little orange peel for an irresistible flavor combo. And the cornmeal? That adds a little extra crunch—and biscotti are all about crunch!

Double Chocolate Chunk Biscotti

Attention chocolate snobs! This chocolate biscotti recipe is for you. Instead of chips, it calls for chunks of semisweet chocolate bars and white baking bars. That means you get larger pieces of chocolate in every bite. Plus, you can use the ultra-premium chocolate bars you adore.

Espresso-Hazelnut Biscotti

Well, aren’t we fancy? Indeed, this chocolate biscotti recipe looks like the kind of treat you’d pay top dollar for at a high-end bakery. In truth, it’s a basic biscotti recipe transformed with a little espresso powder and hazelnuts. While the white glaze might look complicated, it’s just a simple matter of melting and dipping.

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