14 Homemade Biscotti Recipes | How to Make Biscotti

Looking to try some new holiday recipes? Here are 14 easy homemade biscotti recipes that are perfect with coffee, tea or a mug of homemade hot chocolate during the holidays! Sweet and simple to make for yourself or great for diy Christmas gifts. Biscotti are twice baked Italian cookies.

If you like to bake homemade cookies for gifts for teachers, friends and neighbors, biscotti are a great choice. They stay fresh longer than most other types of cookies and they don’t break easily. You don’t have to worry that the cookies you are giving away will be stale or broken by the time they get eaten.

And if you want something light to munch on on a diet, then I suggest Biscotti! Biscottis are simple to make, filling, and healthier than your average cookies since they are lower in fat and sugar.

What are biscotti?

The definition of biscotti are twice-baked cookies that originated in Italy, which are often considered not as sweet as traditional cookies. Biscotti are specifically designed to be dunked in a mug of hot coffee,tea or hot chocolate or originally, Vin Santo (Italian Dessert Wine).

How to Make Biscotti

Biscotti are baked twice, which gives them their dry, crunchy texture. The dough is first shaped into a log and baked. After the baked dough log cools, you slice it on the diagonal and bake the cookies a second time until they are crisp.

What is the history of Biscotti?

There is a common misunderstanding that biscotti originated in the Tuscan region of Italy, when in reality it was created a few centuries earlier in Rome. The word biscotto is derived from the Latin word ‘bis’ for ‘twice’ and ‘coctum’ or ‘baked’ which would soon be adapted to ‘cotto’ meaning ‘cooked’.

The first round in the oven was used to cook the dough, and the second round dried and preserved the biscotti, providing an extraordinarily long shelf life for nourishment during the Roman Legions’ extended journeys and conquests.

How long do biscotti keep?

If you store biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature they will keep for at least two weeks. Biscotti may also be frozen in an airtight container for several months.

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Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti Recipe

These Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti are so easy to make and one of the best cookies for the holidays. The pairing of dark chocolate and pistachios works beautifully in these cookies. They’re deliciously crunchy and perfect for dipping in coffee.

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Double Chocolate Biscotti

“This is like a crunchy brownie for my coffee!”

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Italian Almond Biscotti Recipe

If ever you’ve found this elongated cookie stale or lacking in flavor, rest assured, this is not that kind of biscotti. This Almond Biscotti Recipe is worthy of your time, and it comes with a great big crunch and even bigger flavor.

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14 Homemade Biscotti Recipes | How to Make Biscotti

Chocolate Turtle Biscotti

Rich, crisp, chocolate biscotti drenched in creamy caramel and dark chocolate, sprinkled with chopped pecans and dipped into a steaming mug of coffee or cocoa. There’s no better way to start, or end, the day.

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Chocolate Toffee Biscotti

Chocolate Toffee Biscotti are thin and crispy with sweet chocolate and toffee bits throughout, plus a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top.

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Apricot and Almond Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle

This homemade Apricot and Almond Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle has just the right amount of crunchiness and a perfect balance between fruit and nut.

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14 Homemade Biscotti Recipes | How to Make Biscotti

Chocolate Pecan Biscotti

My homemade Chocolate Pecan Biscotti is crunchy, flavorful and perfect with a cup of coffee! This Italian treat makes a great homemade gift! Especially for the chocolate lovers in your life!

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Chocolate Chip Biscotti

“These crunchy dippers are like grown-up chocolate-chip cookies.”

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Crunchy Gluten-Free Almond Biscotti (Dairy-Free)

“Crunchy gluten-free almond biscotti that’s studded with chopped almonds, baked till golden brown, and perfect for snacking on with a steeping mug of tea or a big cup of coffee. Make a batch or two of this almond biscotti recipe for homemade gifts or just for enjoying during the Christmas and holiday season! These Italian twice-baked cookies are also dairy free but honestly, no one would even know!”

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14 Homemade Biscotti Recipes | How to Make Biscotti

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

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Christmas Fruitcake Biscotti

Christmas Fruitcake Biscotti is the best of both worlds! There’s that crunchiness we all love about biscotti, with the chewiness of all of that mixed candied fruit!

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Gluten Free Gingerbread Biscotti

These One Bowl Gluten Free Gingerbread Biscotti are an easy and healthy cookie recipe to make this holiday season! Would you enjoy these biscotti with a coffee, chai latte or a cup of tea? If you’re going to be real traditional, pair these biscotti with an espresso!

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14 Homemade Biscotti Recipes | How to Make Biscotti

Vegan Orange and Cranberry Biscotti

This vegan orange and cranberry biscotti is sweet, crunchy and tastes just like the traditional kind. Eat it as is or dip it in some dairy-free white chocolate for an extra special festive snack.

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Vegan Cherry Chocolate Almond Biscotti

“These vegan cherry chocolate almond biscotti will make you fall in love. Not only are they vegan and gluten-free, they’re also completely grain-free and can be made nut-free, too. Allergy friendly nature aside, these biscotti are just downright delicious.”

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