Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Recipe served on a white plate

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Recipe

  • Author: Beth Le Manach
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Cookie Recipe. A great Christmas Cookie for holiday gifting!



  • 1 cup (150g) of hazelnuts
  • 3 oz (84g) of bittersweet chocolate
  • ¾ cup (135g) brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cup (180g) flour
  • ¼ cup (30 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) instant coffee granules mixed with 2 tbsp hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/(176C).
  2. Place hazelnuts on a rimmed lined cookie sheet (This link goes to Amazon where I am compensated for products sold) and bake at 350F/(176C) for 10 mins.
  3. Remove from the oven and pour onto a clean kitchen towel, wrap in towel and “steam” for 10 minutes. This will help to remove the skins. Remove as much skin as you can, and set nuts aside.
  4. Then chop the chocolate into very fine pieces, place in a large bowl, add brown sugar, and mix to combine.
  5. Then in a smaller bowl add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the sugar and chocolate mixer and mix to combine, add the eggs, vanilla and “mixed coffee”. Beat to combine until a dough forms. Add roasted/skinned hazelnuts.
  7. Sprinkle 1 tbsp (15 ml) of cocoa powder on a cutting board and form dough into a log about 9” (23 cm) x 4” (10 cm) .
  8. Transfer to a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 300F/)148C) for 35-40 minutes.
  10. Remove and allow to cool. Transfer baked log to a cutting board. Slice on the bias into ½” (13 mm) slices. Place bake on to clean parchment paper (This link goes to Amazon where I am compensated for products sold) (you can flip previous sheet over to the other side for this) And bake slices 7 minutes each side to dry cookies out.
  11. Serve with espresso or a hot cup of cocoa!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian

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