Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield
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

MJSlez
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

momshome
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

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

imuspe's Review

psyfhlower
November 02, 2013
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auroge's Review

auroge
January 20, 2013
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cewqqq's Review

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

Sheargirl's Review

mlfc15
January 13, 2012
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JZaluzec's Review

reubli
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

lollypaul
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

Sheargirl
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.