Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 35 mins

originally from "Sunset" magazine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugars, baking powder and salt. Add melted unsweetened chocolate, eggs, oil, juice, rum, peel and vanilla; stir to combine. Add baking chips and nuts; mix until dough is well blended.
  2. Quarter dough; shape into 4 logs, each about 2 1/ 2" wide by 14" long.
  3. Place 2 logs on each of 2 lightly oiled (10x15") baking pans.
  4. Bake logs at 350 degrees just until firm to touch, about 20 min.
  5. Cool logs slightly in pans; using a serrated knife, cut diagonally into 1/2" wide slices.
  6. Place slices cut side down on pans; bake until crisp, about 15 min. more.
  7. Cool cookies.
  8. Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt white chocolate and shortening over hot water, stirring until smoot h (or heat in a nonmetal bowl in a micro oven on 100 percent power for 15 sec. at a time, stirring after each interval, until soft and smooth, about 1 1/2 Dip 1 end of each cookie about 1" into white chocolate to coat. Lay cookies on wire racks until firm; chill to speed process.
  9. Serve, or wrap airtight to store up to 2 days; freeze for longer storage.
Most Helpful

I have tried a lot of chocolate biscotti recipes and this one is the best. Mae sure you realize that the white chocolate is for dipping the cooies - it should not be added to the dough.

Barbara2 December 12, 2001

This recipie is EXCELLENT!! I went out on a limb and made this biscotti for my new boyfriend for Velentine's day. He is Italian, and so I figured by baking an Italian dessert, he would either love it, or tell me I was an awful cook! Well, I split the recipe in half and by the end of the next day, he and his roommates had eaten ALL of it! They loved it and I became known as a "fabulous cook"! Thank you so much for this delicious recipe - it really came through for me! Anyone who is considering making this dessert - you should! It is fantastic!

Jennifer Steele February 22, 2001

This was a wonderful recipe. I didn't have any chocolate chips so I left them out and I used 1½ cups of slivered almonds. I will make them again and again! Thanks!

Diane in Nebraska February 13, 2002