Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

Great with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Kids will also love them. Makes a great gift. The recipe comes from Better Homes & Gardens.com.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on mediun to high speed for 30 seconds; add sugar, coffee crystals, baking powder, cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; beat until combined.
  3. Beat in eggs until combined; beat in cocoa powder and as much of the flour as you can with the mixer; stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon; stir in nuts.
  4. Divide the dough in half; shape into loafs, using flour on hands; Place loaves on greased cookie sheet about 5 inches apart on cookie sheet; flatten to 3-inches wide; Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm and a toothpick insterted in center comes out clean; reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  5. Cool on cookie sheet; transfer loaves to cutting board, cut each loaf diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices; Lay sliced, cut side down,on cookie sheet; bake for 8-minutes; turn slices over and bake 7 to 12 minutes more or until dry and crisp; transfer to racks and cool.
  6. For espresso drizzle, in a medium bowl dissolve instant espresso in 1 tablespoon water; stir in powdered sugar; add additional water, IF necessary, to make drizzling consistency, drizzle over biscotti's.
Most Helpful

These were fun to make and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and found the flavors of cinnamon, coffee and cocoa well balanced. I have been making biscotti for about 2 months, trying different recipes to get the perfect texture, flavor etc. Texture on this recipe is excellent. This is going into my favorites to have on hand for all occassions!

ChefKinder January 02, 2009

I love these. I added a bit more then a tablespoon of coffee crystals to the dough, and I didn't have any espresso powder, so I just used a double dose of coffee crystals there. The texture is prefect!

Tom H. December 10, 2006

This was nice biscotti. I added 2 tablespoons of cofee crystals to give it a little more flavor. The drizzle also gives it a nice sweet touch. My daughter also liked them too. :)

Sweet Chef January 26, 2005