Chocolate Chip Biscotti

August 21st, 2008

First I will say, I think I had some passive aggressive issues going on when I made this recipe.  You may notice that it’s the third biscotti recipe on this site, and that I hardly ever make any other type of cookie.  In fact, I made this recipe “for my fiance,” after his plane was delayed and he had been traveling for a painfully long afternoon/evening.  I thought, ‘oh, what a nice thing I could do.  I could make him biscotti.’

Except Chad doesn’t really like biscotti, or at least nowhere near as much as I do.  So Chad politely at a piece or two of biscotti, and guess who ate the rest of the batch?

*looks around guiltily*

Gee, I don’t know.  We must have had a party or something I’ve forgotten about.

So if you happen to be a biscotti nut like me (er… no pun intended), feel free to bake a batch of these “for someone else.”

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
2/3 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together oil and sugar. Mix in the vanilla and egg.  Add 1 cup of flour, salt, and baking powder, and stir thoroughly.  Add chocolate chips and mix until incorporated evenly.

Form the dough into a thick logs on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 35 minutes, or until log is slightly golden. Remove from oven, cool for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 275 degrees.

Cut the log at a diagonal angle (approximately 30 degrees) into 3/4? thick slices.  Lay cookies on their sides on parchment cookie sheet. Bake approximately 9 more minutes, cool, and serve.

Makes 10-12 large biscotti.

Tags: desserts · food

30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sue bette // Aug 21, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I am sipping on my morning coffee and wishing someone had made me a chocolate chip biscotti. These look wonderful!

  • 2 VeggieGirl // Aug 21, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Looove classic biscotti recipes!!

  • 3 ttfn300 // Aug 21, 2008 at 11:02 am

    not that I don’t like the looks of those biscotti, but the story was pretty good 🙂 (i think i do that, too!)

  • 4 sfgirl // Aug 21, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I’m really surprised this recipe doesn’t have any butter. And I noticed you used olive oil … have you baked much with olive oil? This recipe looks way too easy!

  • 5 sugarlaw // Aug 21, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    sfgirl — I always use olive oil for biscotti (maybe that’s why I like them so much)!  Because the cooking temperature is lower in biscotti than in most cookies, you don’t risk getting near the smoking point of olive oil.  Plus, if it takes you a few days to eat them, the flavor is better if you use olive oil rather than butter!  It makes the recipe a bit more expensive, but I think it’s worthwhile!

  • 6 Maria // Aug 21, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I love biscotti. I usually do a cranberry orange version…but of course chocolate is always good!

  • 7 Erin // Aug 21, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    These look delicious!  I like biscotti, but have never made them.  I should give it a try soon 🙂

  • 8 Alex // Aug 21, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    A lovely looking biscotti to be sure, but no where in the recipe does it instruct you to add the 1/2 cup chocolate chips that are in the ingredients list. Do you just add them with the other dry ingredients?

  • 9 Donald // Aug 22, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Never made biscotti but I love them. These look great. I want one now with my coffee!!!

  • 10 Kristen // Aug 22, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Yum, biscotti.  And whatves, your fiancee gets snickerdoodles the rest of the time 😉

    Wish I was seeing you this weekend 🙁

  • 11 Patricia Scarpin // Aug 22, 2008 at 10:17 am

    I have got to try my hand at biscotti soon! These are amazing!

  • 12 adele // Aug 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Heh. I’d certainly make these “for someone else.”

  • 13 Tartelette // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    They turned out perfect!! Wish I had one right now that I am trying to catch up on blogs with a cup of tea!

  • 14 Jaime // Aug 24, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    i’ve never made biscotti before..i’m sure at some point i will for TWD but i’m not a big coffee drinker so i’ve never really had them before! chocolate chip sounds perfect, though!

  • 15 Maggie // Aug 24, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    I’m not a big fan of biscotti but the chocolate makes these really tempting.

    I do the same thing with my husband.  I make fruit desserts “for him” when I know that he thinks dessert without chocolate is a sin.

  • 16 mandy // Aug 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    I just made these, they are amazing.  I think I made my roll a little too thick though, because I only ended up with anout 6 good-sized pieces.  and I’ve already eaten three of them myself…!!!

  • 17 JacqueOH // Aug 30, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    I just made my first biscotti and I’m a convert.  Yours looks yummy, I will have to try them.

  • 18 gunnerhepp // Mar 6, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    These biscotti are absolutely delicious.  I have made them three times already and everyone loved them.  I also gave them an egg wash and turbinado sugar on top.

  • 19 Bella // Jun 24, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I have made these golden brown pieces of deliciousness about 3 times already, and I think they’re absolutely fabulous.

    Thanks so much for the recipe!
    They made my day, as well as my friends’!  : )

  • 20 kristi // Aug 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I just made some biscotti and cut them too big.  I should have done half an inch cuts and instead did an inch.  Now I’m afraid my guests will have a hard time eating them.  Any suggestions?  I tried cutting thinner after they were baked, but they were too hard and fell apart.

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  • 22 Yaki // Oct 7, 2009 at 2:35 am

    I always come back to your recipe, it’s perfect! Just made them again today, but added a teaspoon of nutella since I didn’t have enough choco chip – very nice! Thanks for sharing!

  • 23 Britney // Mar 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

    These look wonderful and from the review apparently ARE wonderful, but is it supposed to be baking soda or baking powder? The ingredient list and the directions differ. Thanks!

  • 24 katy // Mar 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Baking powder!  Not baking soda, that’s a typo.  Sorry — will correct it!

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  • 27 Jedi // Feb 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    WORSTRECIPE.EVER!!! too sticky doesnt even come off my hands. Waste of time and ingredients

  • 28 Khori // Mar 26, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Love this recipe!  Everyone in my family rave about them!  Love it! So happy to have stumbled upon this blog and this particular recipe! Thank you!

  • 29 Khori // Mar 26, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Love this recipe!  Everyone in my family raves about them!  Love it! So happy to have stumbled upon this blog and this particular recipe! Thank you!

  • 30 Sandra // Sep 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

    You were made aware that there was a mistake in your recipe back in March 2010 and in June 2011 you said you were going to correct it. To bad I didn’t read ALL the reviews or I might have seen this and not used baking soda instead of powder. Hope I didn’t just waste my ingredients.

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