Brownie Biscotti

 A fresh update to the typical biscotti recipe that you may have in your collection already, and the best part, it doesn’t take multiple flips and turns back in the oven to be made! This Brownie Biscotti is a simple take on a classic, and the updated flavours really pop at this time of year!

Brownie Biscotti- A chocolate biscotti recipe. This one is very easy to prepare and it makes a ton, making it perfect for cookie swaps! Find the recipe (and 13 days of cookies) here:

Brownie Biscotti- A chocolate biscotti recipe. This one is very easy to prepare and it makes a ton, making it perfect for cookie swaps! Find the recipe (and 13 days of cookies) here:

I use chopped pecans in my recipe, but you can use any type of nut you prefer, and if you wanted to could even omit them all together. You could even get really creative and use food colouring in your white chocolate drizzle to make a nice red or green drizzle instead! One key with this recipe is a good stand mixer (personally I LOVE my Kitchen Aid), it really mixes the “batter” type dough and thoroughly combines your ingredients so you don’t end up with a mouthful of coca powder!

*Side Note* did you know they now make a  Mini Stand Mixer ?! I am literally so excited right now! I know so many people that can add this to their Christmas list…and perhaps Santa will bring it for them! 

Well, what are you waiting for? This Brownie Biscotti BEGS to be made right NOW! After you stick them in the oven be sure to make yourself a big cup of tea and be ready to munch down on the brownie goodness that will be in front of you! This is DEFINITELY one recipe you will want to double (although it does make a ton to begin with).

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Makes: four dozen (48 cookies)

*This recipe was originally made from an Imperial Margarine cut out, but has been adapted to our tastes and cooking times since!*

Brownie Biscotti

A fresh update to the classic biscotti recipes you know and love! This scrumptious Brownie Biscotti will be your new favorite!
Course Dessert, Snack, Treat
Keyword Biscotti Recipes, Brownie Biscotti, Christmas Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Dozen Cookies
Calories 122kcal
Author Melissa ~ The Olive Blogger


  • 3/4 cup margarine I've tried it with butter and it DOES NOT turn out the same!
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 squares white chocolate for the drizzle


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large bowl (or mixer) cream margarine with sugars until light and fluffy (I find it takes a good 5 minutes).
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla. Will take on the consistency of an icing.
  • In a medium bowl sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir into your creamed mixture.
  • With a wooden spoon stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Divide dough into four portions (I literally use the spoon to make indents in the dough while it is in the bowl so I get even "logs")
  • On lightly greased baking sheet shape two of your portions into logs (approx 12x1 1/2")
  • Bake for 15 minutes until toothpick comes out clean (keep in mind you have chocolate chips in there, so there will be some shiny goodness that comes out!)
  • Cool for about 10 minutes and then drizzle the white chocolate across the tops. Cut on a diagonal (aprox 1") slice!



And finally, a few gift ideas for the gardener on your Christmas List!

    1. Garden Gloves I don’t care how many they already have, you can never have enough! It is especially nice to get them a pair that has leather on the palms/fingers as it helps when doing bigger jobs (i.e. pruning the rose bush…ouch!)
    2. Bulbsfor your favourite flower! Give them a way to always think of you in their garden, and if you really want to score bonus points you can even offer to go and help them plant them when the time is right!
    3. Potting Station, sounds insane right? Who on earth would think that a potting station would be necessary for the “average” gardener? Well let me just tell you, it is especially helpful to have a dedicated spot where they can keep their tools/pots/soils etc for transplanting their flowers.
    4. Vase…for a gardener?! Yup! Give them a beautiful vase that fits their style (made of a hollowed birch tree for the rustic gardener, or a nice crystal one for the glamorous rose gardener) so they are tempted to bring their flowers inside and make statement centerpieces for their own homes.
    5. Gift Card for their favourite greenhouse/garden warehouse where they can go and stock up in the spring!
    6. Donation to a local organization that helps to support native plants for their area, again friends, ’tis the season for giving!


26 thoughts on “Brownie Biscotti

  1. Barb G says:

    Your right, you can never have enough Gardening gloves! The brownie biscotti are delicious, nice soft texture and rich chocolate flavour.

  2. Ruth says:

    Hey Marisa—Just a note : ‘ Biscotti ‘ literally means, ‘ twice baked ‘. Cooking snob
    here, but they are supposed to be made in a large, rounded, mound, then baked,
    cooled a little, sliced & baked again.

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks for the info Ruth!! <3 We named it "biscotti" for the way that it is cut and served, but you are right it is not a "Traditional" biscotti (although equally as tasty!)

  3. Debbie Cumming says:

    What is the difference using margarine versus butter? I never buy margarine and was wondering how they would turn out using butter. Anything chocolate can’t be bad.

    • oliveblogger says:

      Hi Debbie!! Great question, we found the margarine worked better and allowed them to spread in the way we wanted, in most recipes you can swap the two and have little effect (in this case it was how the “log” formed) so yours may just be a little thicker. Try “whipping” the butter first to make it nice and creamy!

  4. miranda says:

    Hi, i’ve never made biscotti before. We have an egg allergy in the house so we split the recipe in half and subbed in 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and 1/4 cup of milk to replace the egg. These are amazing and super delicious 🙂

    • oliveblogger says:

      Hi Miranda! I am so happy they turned out just as delicious with the substitution, I am going to have to give it a try! I often get readers messaging me about what to use in place of a certain ingredient so I am so so happy to know yours worked 🙂

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