10 Biscotti Recipes to Enjoy With Your Coffee or Tea
"Biscotti" is an Italian word referring to hard, crunchy, twice-baked cookies. We think you'll agree that after one bite of these decadent homemade biscotti recipes, you'll feel as though you're sitting in a quaint Italian café. Serve up with a cup of coffee or tea for the ultimate treat.
Deep Dark Chocolate Biscotti
This decadent-seeming chocolate biscotti recipe is actually pretty healthy and features good-for-you ingredients like whole-wheat flour, flaxseed, and unsalted almonds.
Pine Nut Biscotti
Crunchy and lightly sweet, these are great with espresso or French roast coffee after dinner. Though any nuts will work, pine nuts offer sophisticated taste.
One reviewer says, "Wow these really do taste like banana bread! I didn't have any pecans on hand, but I decided to add a couple shakes of cinnamon to the dough because I always add cinnamon to my banana bread. It was fantastic! Will definitely make again."
White Chocolate-Lemon Biscotti
For a variation on this crisp Italian cookie recipe, substitute orange for lemon and semisweet chocolate chips for chopped white chocolate. Take time to chop a white chocolate candy bar for this biscotti recipe; white chocolate morsels contain no cocoa butter.
White Chocolate-Cashew Coffee Biscotti
A drizzle of white chocolate lends these biscotti holiday flair. For contrast, melt semisweet chocolate to drizzle over half the batch.
Orange-Infused Cherry-Almond Biscotti
You can make these cookies up to a week ahead and store them at room temperature in an airtight container. When buying dried cherries, look for those without added sugar. Serve with coffee or tea.
Standing the cookies eliminates the traditional step of flipping them halfway through baking. Chocolate lovers can stir 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips into the batter or dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate.
Tuscan Almond Biscotti
These crunchy, light cookies are a specialty of Prato, a city in Tuscany, where they are called cantucci. They are typically served with a glass of vin santo, a sweet dessert wine, at meal's end. The biscotti keep in airtight tins for up to a week.
Lemon Biscotti with Sour Lemon Drizzle
Here"s a real treat for lemon lovers. If you're making enough to freeze, store them in the freezer without the drizzle, then make and add before serving.
Seal these crunchy cookies in a tin, and give them with your recipient's favorite coffee, tea, or bottle of port. Or pile some biscotti in a jumbo latte cup with the recipe tied to the handle.