Randy Mayor
Yield
3 1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 biscotto)

A drizzle of white chocolate lends these biscotti holiday flair. For contrast, melt semisweet chocolate to drizzle over half the batch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Place first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, instant coffee granules, cocoa, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, and ground nutmeg; gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in the cashews. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 7 times. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a 12-inch-long roll. Place rolls on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; pat to 3/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle rolls evenly with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 22 minutes. Remove rolls from baking sheet; cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cut each roll diagonally into 21 (1/2-inch) slices. Carefully stand slices upright on baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 325°; bake 20 minutes (the cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet, and cool completely on wire rack.

Step 5

Place chocolate in a small heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; microwave at high 1 minute or until the chocolate is soft. Knead bag until smooth. Snip a tiny hole in corner of bag; drizzle chocolate over biscotti.

Ratings & Reviews

Great Coffee Cookie

carolgerdl6441
December 17, 2015
This is an awesome recipe for biscotti! I'm making it for my secret santa and it's sure to please! Very easy to make! I did follow the recipe on everything except I only used 3 tablespoons of coffee crystals as recommended in a previous review!

EmilySto's Review

EmilySto
December 12, 2013
This recipe is a big favorite in my family. I make it every year during the Christmas for us to enjoy with our hot chocolate or coffee. I also wrap them in gift bags and give away as teacher gifts or hostess gifts at parties. I make it exactly how the recipe says. However this year I just baked it 10 min at 320 at the end and it was perfect. I have a different oven this year.

carolgerdl6441's Review

Hannelize
February 21, 2013
These are keepers. Very easy to make and very rewarding. I dipped bottoms in dark chocolate; if you give some out beware! Everyone wants more.

Hannelize's Review

vlaneyrowe
December 18, 2008
Pretty good biscotti. I followed one of the other reviewers advice and did not use as much coffee granuals as are called for - only 3 tablespoons. I also used parchment paper to line the cookie sheet and it worked great. I rubbed a little canola oil onto my hands before rolling the dough and did not have a problem with the dough sticking to my hands. I will make this recipe again.