Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Posted in response to a request for an authentic Italian recipe. Received recipe from the wife of a doctoral student while in grad school. The couple was from Italy and had the most adorable little red-haired son! I've had some problem w/ it "melting" during baking and not remaining loaf-like but Gina said it happened occasionally to her too! Either way, this is very tasty! (When it "melted"... I just cut it up like bar cookies! No throwing THIS away!!!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Add flour, cornstarch, and baking soda, blending well.
  4. Add chocolate chips and nuts.
  5. Form dough into two loaves on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 30-40 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, cut into slices, and arrange on cookie sheet side-down and not touching.
  8. Return to oven for 10 minutes more.


Most Helpful

Wonderful biscotti! I think it is the addition of the cornstarch that creates a perfect texture! Also just the perfect sweeteness, I used mini chocolate chips and toasted walnuts, thanks for a great biscotti recipe Impera!...Kitten :)

Kittencal@recipezazz December 09, 2006

Well, I took a chance and it melted for me too. It looked like a giant chocolate chip cookie. We will still eat it, but I really wanted a traditional biscotti shape.

Jenny Frenny March 15, 2008

First time I made this, it also melted, and I didn't post a review, since I'm not the greatest baker and I thought it was probably me.....tasted good tho! DD1 made these yesterday.............perfection! She is a much better baker than her mum...... :-)

Karen Elizabeth October 24, 2007

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