Ever since I was a young girl my very Italian grandmother (Nonna, as we call her) and my father have been making their very own, very traditional biscotti. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the classic style cookie, but I have found that most people aren't a fan of the extremely overpowering licorice flavor from the traditional ingredient - anise extract. I got my hands on an old recipe that my family has been using for years, and I decided to replace that aggressive licorice flavor and make a new recipe all my own - Morning Buzz Biscotti (sorry, Nonna). 

Biscotti is usually enjoyed dipped in hot coffee, but I decided to replace the anise extract with coffee extract (partly because I couldn't find anise extract at Whole Foods), and add dark chocolate chips, so this treat will surely give you an early morning wake up call even without the espresso.

Dark Chocolate Chip Caffè Biscotti

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:35 mins
  • Total Time:55 mins
  • Servings:30
  • Medium


  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup chopped and roasted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon coffee extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate chuncks
  • Step 1

    Gather ingredients.

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  • Step 2

    Cream together butter and sugar with mixer.

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  • Step 3

    Add eggs one at a time and mix well.

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  • Step 4

    Slowly add flour and baking powder and mix by hand.

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  • Step 5

    Add the rest of the ingredients.

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  • Step 6

    Flour hands and shape dough into two or three loaves and place on greased cookie sheet.

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  • Step 7

    Bake until light brown (about 30-40 minutes) and cut the loaves into strips while the dough is still hot.

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  • Step 8

    Place the cut cookies onto a baking sheet and broil each side (be sure to keep an eye on the edges so they only darken and do not burn). This should take no more than 3 minutes.

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#SpoonTipCutting at an angle will make them look extra fancy if you're feeling up for the challenge.