Chocolate biscotti -- full of pistachios and chocolate chips -- are paired with pistachio ice cream. Softer than traditional biscotti, these are baked for a shorter time.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a baking sheet; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat until well combined, scraping down sides of bowl if necessary. Add flour mixture, and stir to form a stiff dough. Stir in pistachios and chocolate chips.

  • Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet; form into a slightly flattened log, about 12 by 4 inches. Bake until slightly firm, about 25 minutes. Cool about 5 minutes. Reduce oven to 300 degrees.

  • On a cutting board, using a sharp serrated knife, cut biscotti diagonally into 1-inch-thick slices. Arrange biscotti, cut sides down, on baking sheet, and bake until crisp but still slightly soft in the center, about 8 minutes. Serve with pistachio ice cream.

Cook's Notes

Softer than traditional biscotti, these are baked for a shorter time.

Reviews (30)

135 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2016
I had this recipe in my folder for so long & came across it today. I had all the ingredients. Just made. So easy & so good. I added dried cranberries & reduced the nuts just a bit. The next time I think I will make 2 smal loafs so this way the slices will be smaller.
Rating: Unrated
10/04/2016
Love this recipe now our families favorite. I leave out pistachios I added 1/2 c. Dried cranberries 1 1/2 the. Cherry flavoring 1 c. Mini semi sweet chocolate chips. Delicious ! And sometimes don't bake twice for softer in the middle biscotti. Sometimes I add a few cranberries pushed in on top. Everyone LOVES them !!!!!
Rating: Unrated
10/04/2016
Love this recipe now our families favorite. I added 1/2 c. Dried cranberries 1 1/2 the. Cherry flavoring 1 c. Mini semi sweet chocolate chips. Delicious ! And sometimes don't bake twice for softer in the middle biscotti. Sometimes I add a few cranberries pushed in on top. Everyone LOVES them !!!!!
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Rating: Unrated
07/28/2015
I made this biscotti thinner, and cut it into squrare shaped chunks (not a thin slice). Turned out really nice. Easy to make, and also quick.
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2013
My husband and I loved these biscotti. However, I left out the nuts because I find nuts make the final product more difficult to cut. I baked the dough on parchment paper instead of buttering and flouring cookie sheet--easier cleanup. Also, I used a large pizza cutting wheel while baked dough was on parchment on cookie sheets, starting in the center and then at the end of each slick to cut thru the dough. This left very little crumbles. Then proceeded to finish the baking of the cut edges.
Rating: Unrated
06/17/2011
If you form the dough into balls, a bit smaller than a walnut and bake them at 350 for about 12 minutes, they are tremendous. If I had extra pistachios I would have decorated each cookie with a nut.
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Rating: Unrated
12/16/2010
These are a bit soft on the inside, but they taste wonderful. Not your ordinary biscotti. They came out crisp on the outside, almost gooey on the inside. They have a different taste than brownies or cookies. Definitely worth making!
Rating: Unrated
05/04/2010
I did not like this recipe. As in the photo, the cookies were not baked on the inside, which is fine for a brownie but difficult to manage for biscotti. The log cracked when I moved it to the rack, and another 10 minutes per side did not cook these enough to be done. I didn't have time to bake them even longer than that. I made the recipe as was listed, except I replaced the nuts with dried cranberries. Great flavour combination but the texture and visual appeal get a big thumbs down!
Rating: Unrated
04/25/2010
I tried this recipe, it took longer than 25 mins for it to be hard enough to handle. I kept it for extra 10 mins..cooled completely before i sliced it. It was still slightly crumbly but I managed to slice it. I added slivered almonds and a couple of drops of almond extract in place of pistachio. Tastes great..would make a great cookie dough! Thanks!
Rating: Unrated
07/31/2009
This recipe is the perfect treat at the end of the day!
Rating: Unrated
05/15/2009
These are delicious and esy to make. A great compliment with a cup of coffee!
Rating: Unrated
11/15/2008
This sounds good I was looking for a recipe for chocolate biscotti that I found in one of Martha's Homade Christmas books. It was put in a canning jar for the gift. I wish I had that recipe it was great but I lost my book. I used to have them all but they were lost when I moved It was probably 8 to 10 yrs ago If anyone has one I would love to hear from you thanks I am patti_164
Rating: Unrated
10/22/2008
I TRIDE THIS RECIPE. IT WAS EASY TO DO ,DIDN'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE. I USED ALMONDS WITH THIS RECIPE, EVERYONE LOVED IT.
Rating: Unrated
09/07/2008
I love these. Very quick
Rating: Unrated
09/07/2008
I am 13 and tried this recipe. It was so simple and yummy. Everyone in my family loved it. the only difficult part was transferring the biscotti to the cooling rack. I made mine without nuts and added more chocolate chips. It was the best biscotti I have ever tasted!
Rating: Unrated
09/07/2008
This recipe is very easy. I experimented without adding nuts and it is great. There is not very much cleanup and everybody in my family loves it (even the pickiest one!) the only thing I had trouble with is transferring it to the cooling rack.
Rating: Unrated
08/30/2008
What really gets me is I shelled the pistachios, spent just shy of an hour doing that. I will never make this again.
Rating: Unrated
08/30/2008
2nd batch I doubled but omitted the nuts and choc chips and zested 2 oranges, and chopped up about 11/4 cup of dried apricots. Smells delicious but if the first batch didn't work I guess I will try just making them cookies. Darn I really wanted these to work for my morning coffee dunks.
Rating: Unrated
08/30/2008
I just removed the sliced ones from the oven, turned them over and zap fell apart into chunks and these look terrible. I am baking per the 15 min on the other side as well. Before these went into the oven the first time in the log I really patted this together to hold. With whole pistachios I knew this may not hold together. The choc chips melt making the centers very soft and uncuttable into something nice per the above picture. I changed the dbl 2nd batch I am wondering what to do with.
Rating: Unrated
08/30/2008
I am having an awful time with these. Crumbling while cutting, so I put them back into the oven for another 10 min. Waited 10 min to try to recut and again same problem. I went ahead and smuched them together and baking the sliced ones now longer than indicated. And stupid me, went ahead and made up a double batch when the first batch was baking. Now what do I do..
Rating: Unrated
08/29/2008
Agree with these being a bit soft if baked as directed in recipe. I actually had a difficult time cutting them after the first baking, they were crumbling apart on the outside but moist on the inside. So I too ended up cutting them in half. As for the second baking, I actually baked them about 10-15 minutes on each side which is quite a bit more than directed. However they are delish once they are done!
Rating: Unrated
08/25/2008
I'm with pah921 -- biscotti should be crisper. But my kids, particularly the picky 5-year-old, liked these better than the traditional variety. I agree, though, that they're huge -- I wound up cutting them in half, too, though I think part of the reason mine spread so much were because of alterations I had to make to the recipe to make it egg-free. And I used almonds instead of pistachios, also due to allergies.
Rating: Unrated
08/23/2008
These came out great. I was afraid they woul d be too soft, but after I baked them the second time, they were perfect. I got a lot of them also.
Rating: Unrated
08/23/2008
This sounds great, i love pistachio's, going to have to give it a try
Rating: Unrated
08/23/2008
The recipe did state that these are softer than the traditional biscotti. They are delicious!
Rating: Unrated
08/23/2008
I found these biscotti to be way too soft for my liking. The flavor/nut combination was tasty, but after the second baking they were still very soft. I ended up baking them for a third time the next day, because to me biscotti need to be crisp! Otherwise you should call them chocolate pistachio brownies! They were also very large and difficult to handle. I cut most of them in half and dipped the cut end in white chocolate.
Rating: Unrated
08/23/2008
I made these this morning and my children and husband gobbled them up!
Rating: Unrated
08/23/2008
I wonder how these would be as just "Chocolate Biscotti?" Anyone ever make them without the nuts?
Rating: Unrated
08/23/2008
I wonder how these would be if you omitted the nuts? I know it's "Pistachio" Biscotti...but has anyone tried it as just Chocolate Biscotti?
Rating: Unrated
12/26/2007
These are excellant and stay very well in the freezer and an air tight container.. Best biscotti also the pistacio one is excellant.... Ann