Cardamom Coffee Chocolate Biscotti

This Cardamom Coffee Chocolate Biscotti recipe is perfect for the holidays or when you are planning to have friends over for tea or coffee. The biscotti can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

Cardamom Coffee Chocolate Biscotti

Checking in for a quick one today and to share this amazing biscotti recipe! I made an addicting hybrid of the Spicy Double Chocolate Chip Biscotti recipe found in my Vegetarian Heartland cookbook and the Cardamom Coffee Cream Scones found in my Platters and Boards cookbook! These end results are a subtly sweet biscuit meant to be dunked in teas and coffee. I promise that the instructions look more complicated than they are – you are basically going to make one dough that splits off into two bowls (so you can add two different flavors) and then pile one part of the dough over the over so you end up with an impression looking two flavor biscotti.

Cardamom Coffee Chocolate Biscotti

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Cardamom Coffee Chocolate Biscotti
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground coffee
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F [180°C]. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour half of the flour mixture into another bowl, then whisk in the cocoa powder. In the first bowl without the cocoa powder, whisk in cardamom and coffee grounds.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar on medium-low speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla followed by the eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined, about 30 seconds.

  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture without the cocoa and pour half of the butter-sugar mixture into the center. Using a sturdy spatula or your hands, fold the dough until a stiff ball forms. Fold in the chocolate chips and set aside.

  5. Add the cocoa mixture to the remaining butter-sugar mixture and mix on medium speed until a stiff ball forms, about 2 minutes. Stir in any dry ingredients that remain at the bottom of the bowl.

  6. Have ready a piece of wax paper that is 25-in [63.5-cm] long and dust it with flour. Transfer the cocoa dough ball to the wax paper. Dust the top of the cocoa dough and top with another layer of wax paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a 61/2-by-11-in [16.5-by-28-cm] oval that’s about 1/2 in [12 mm] thick. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the other dough ball, rolling it into a 61/2-by-11-in [16.5-by-28-cm] oval that’s about 1/2 in [12 mm] thick. Place the rolled-out dough directly on top of the cocoa dough. Gently press the two doughs into each other and shift around the layers as needed to cover the edges so that the chocolate chip layer covers the cocoa layer completely.

  7. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully cut on the diagonal into 3/4-in [2-cm] slices. Turn the biscotti pieces so the cut sides are facing up and bake until dry and dark around the edges, about 15 minutes more. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.



  • Laurie
    December 15, 2019

    Am I missing the cayenne in the ingredients list? Didn’t even realize it was part of the recipe until I read the instructions.

    • Shellywest
      December 18, 2019

      Oh! Thanks for catching – no cayenne in this recipe! I adapted it from another one of my recipes which was a spicy chocolate biscotti. Will remove now!

  • Cris
    December 16, 2019

    Hello there! I’m going to try to make this tonight and see that cayenne is in the instructions but not on the ingredient list. Would you mind letting me know how much to use? I would very much appreciate it. Looking forward to giving these a try!

    • Shellywest
      December 18, 2019

      Oh! Thanks for catching – no cayenne in this recipe! I adapted it from another one of my recipes which was a spicy chocolate biscotti. Will remove now!

  • jude
    April 25, 2020

    these are brilliant!
    tons of flavor and not sweet.
    great directions and easy to make.
    gorgeously impressive as well.
    a huge hit in my home.
    thank you so much, shelly.

  • Aime
    June 14, 2020

    Made these today and they’re delicious! I subbed cacao powder for cocoa powder as it’s all I had. Not sure if this affected my dough because they never formed a stiff ball, they were very wet, impossible to roll with a rolling pin, so I used wet hands to shape each layer directly on parchment on my baking sheet.

    The biscotti turn out pretty large, especially after puffing up a little in the oven, so I would recommend shaping two logs instead of one or cutting the recipe in half.

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