Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
2 1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 biscotto)

This decadent-seeming chocolate biscotti recipe is actually pretty healthy and features good-for-you ingredients like whole-wheat flour, flaxseed, and unsalted almonds.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, flaxseed, soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine sugars, egg whites, and egg in a bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed for 2 minutes. Add vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture to egg mixture; stir until combined. Fold in chocolate and almonds. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 6-inch-long roll. Arrange rolls 3 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pat to a 1-inch thickness. Bake at 350° for 28 minutes or until firm.

Step 3

Remove rolls from baking sheet; cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cut rolls diagonally into 30 (1/2-inch) slices. Place, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 325°; bake 7 minutes. Turn cookies over; bake 7 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; cool on wire rack.

Chef's Notes

Category Finalist: Desserts. "Whole-wheat flour, flaxseed, and almonds add fiber and antioxidants." —Linda Rogers, Manistee, Mich.

Ratings & Reviews

mulbot's Review

May 10, 2014
I agree with other review. Don't weigh flour. Came to 2.5 cups. Too much flour & dry and no taste. Won't waste ingred on this one again.

JamesCoyle's Review

January 16, 2014
Very good recipe and easy to follow. As suggested, I did add almond extract which adds to the flavor. I would make again

sjstasse's Review

December 15, 2013
Fantastic! airy, sweet enough, crunchy, nice nutty flavor. Will double batch next time.

imuspe's Review

November 02, 2013

auroge's Review

January 20, 2013

cewqqq's Review

July 09, 2012
These were awesome! Nutritious and great with some milk=)

Sheargirl's Review

January 13, 2012

JZaluzec's Review

December 25, 2011
This biscotti recipe was easy to follow, and the result was super delicious! The only change I made was I used a food processor to chop up the almonds. Will definitely make them again :-)

EllenDeller's Review

May 07, 2011
I often bake biscotti, but this one is only so-so. It needs more flavor, and when I try it again, I'll add some almond extract and/or almond liqueur. The idea of dried cherries is a terrific one, as that might add a bit of bright flavor. The whole wheat/flax gives a grainy texture which I actually like, and it's not too sweet. With most cookie recipes, I cut in whole wheat flour and reduce the sugar, but this one is just right for those who don't like a super sweet cookie.

KateATX's Review

February 21, 2011
I love this recipe! I appreciate that it uses whole wheat flour and flaxseed, and no butter or oil. It's a healthier snack to have with my evening decaf coffee. One tip is to shape the dough so that it's only about 3-4 inches wide. I had wider "loaves," and when I cut at a diagonal, some of the biscotti were too long.