Cherry Chocolate Biscotti

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

These wonderful biscotti are always part of my holiday cookie baskets. An adopted recipe, the original recipe was a newspaper clipping. These will be part of my holiday baking too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large cookie sheet (or cover it with parchment, that's always my choice).
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth, then add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  3. Mix in the almond extract.
  4. Mix the flour and baking powder and stir it into the sugar and egg until just blended.
  5. Mix in candied cherries and 1/2 cup of the mini chocolate chips.
  6. Shape the dough into 10-inch long loaves.
  7. Place rolls on the prepared cookie sheet, and flatten each to a 3-inch width.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until set and light golden brown.
  9. Let cool about 15 minutes.
  10. Using a serrated knife, cut loaves diagonally into 1/2 inch slices.
  11. Arrange slices cut side down on ungreased cookie sheets.
  12. Bake for 8 to 10 more minutes, or until the bottoms of the biscotti begin to brown.
  13. Turn, and bake another 5 minutes, or until browned and crisp.
  14. Cool completely.
  15. Mix remaining chocolate chips with corn syrup and melt in the microwave, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds until smooth.
  16. Drizzle cookies with melted chocolate.


Most Helpful

You know what? I don't think that 5 stars is enough for these. They are sooo tasty! I made these to give as gifts but had to promise to make a second batch because everyone wanted to keep them...thanks for posting this for me.

Mysterygirl December 13, 2003

I made two batches of this recipe and the cookies came out good. I used vanilla instead of almond extract and cranberries instead of cherries. This was only my second attempt at making biscotti and I was pleased that I was able to cut these so easily before round two in the oven. Next time I'm going to try them as plain - I bet they will be great!

Sunflower97 December 17, 2006

I skipped the chocolate coating. These were really yummy. The biscotti wasn't as hard as I excepted (maybe I undercooked them) but they still disappeared in no time. Used this recipe as part of the Xmas Cookie swap.

Ty's Kitchen December 16, 2006

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