Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Michele Bottiglieri


This was my first attempt at making biscotti, recipe recently turned up and passed around and tweaked here and there but this is the one I made mine from, it was a huge hit by everyone who had them!
They go really good with coffee and tea or with a glass of milk.

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1 stick
unsalted butter (softened)
3/4 c
2 large
vanilla bean (seed scraped) ( i skipped this as i had no vanilla bean on hand)
1 Tbsp
dark rum
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder (i used hershey's special dark cocoa powder)
3/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 c
raw shelled pistachios (whole or chopped coarse)
1 large
egg white (lightly beaten)
optional -finely chopped pistachios for garnish if you like
optional -melted bittersweet chocolate (can use semisweet or dark) for dipping

How to Make Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a standing electric mixer fitted with paddle, (I do not have a standing mixer but a hand held one) beat the butter and sugar at medium speed until creamy. Add the eggs, vanilla seeds and rum and beat until smooth.
  • 2In a small bowl whisk the flour with cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and beat at low speed until incorporated. Beat in the whole pistachios. ( I first used whole but coarsely chopped is a little easier to work with)
  • 3Divide the dough into 4 pieces. On a lightly floured surface roll each piece into about a 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch thick log. Place two logs on each baking sheet at least 3 inches apart and press to flatten slightly. Then brush the logs with beaten egg white.
  • 4Bake logs for approximately 25 minutes. The tops should be cracked and glossy and slightly firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let logs cool slightly. (5-10 minutes) Using a sharp chef's knife, cut the logs into approx 1/3 inch thick diagonal slices. Arrange the slices on the baking sheets and bake for an additional 20 minutes, until dry.
  • 5Let cool completely; If you choose to melt chocolate for dipping you will need to follow instructions for melting chocolate. After dipping one end in the chocolate you can sprinkle lightly with the chopped pistachios. Place on cookie sheet with wax paper and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.

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Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts

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