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Irresistible Nutella Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Chocolate Biscotti

This easy to make Chocolate Biscotti Recipe is crunchy, sweet and finished off with a decadent Nutella drizzle – making it the perfect addition to your cookie exchange!

Well friends, here we are with our second cookie for our Annual Christmas Baking Frenzy!!

You all know how much we love biscotti recipes, so it should be no surprise that we are adding a new chocolate biscotti cookie to our collection for you to enjoy.

The best part of this cookie? The Nutella Drizzle obviously!! Once you are done drizzling the cookies take your Nutella covered spoon and use it to stir into a cuppa hot cocoa for a real treat.

Cookie tray with Nutella drizzled chocolate biscotti cookies.

Italian Cookies

Biscotti have a special place in my heart, and not just because I married into an Italian family! As far back as I can remember my mom would make at least 2 types of biscotti at Christmas time for us to share with family and friends.

It was always one of my favorite cookies to make even though they required a little extra love thanks to the double bake.

But memories are what make the holidays so special, especially this year, so I suggest if you have never tried to make a biscotti recipe before you start with this one.

It really isn’t hard to make, and it makes 3 dozen which is a nice amount for enjoying and sharing!

Just close your eyes for a moment and imagine the smell of these freshly baked biscotti wafting through your house, which is undoubtedly decorated for the holidays – or at least sprinkled with some decorations if you’re like us and late to the party, and then picture the smile on the faces of your friends and family when you do a porch drop off of a cookie tin full of these decadent treats!

Small white plate with two stacked biscotti cookies and a ramekin of Nutella drizzle to the side.


A few simple ingredients are all that’s needed to make these decadent Nutella Biscotti.

  • Nutella
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Cocoa
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
White ceramic bowl with flour and other dry ingredients for biscotti.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some of my best tips to ensure you get the best biscotti every single time!

  1. Make sure you gather all your ingredients before starting (this is true for any recipe) but always a good reminder. Even better if you measure them ahead of time too.
  2. Mix to incorporate ingredients well, you do not want to see any of your dry ingredients left.
  3. Use wet hands to place your dough on the prepared baking sheets – it is not an overly thick dough but it shapes better if your hands are wet.
  4. When it comes time to do the first cut of the biscotti make sure you use a large serrated knife – I personally like to use my large bread knife.
  5. Allow biscotti to cool slightly before placing back on the tray – your fingers will thank you!
  6. Keep an eye on the biscotti when they go back in for their double bake. You can control how crunchy your cookies come out by how long you keep them in the oven. More time = a crunchier cookie.

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Yield: 36 cookies

Nutella Chocolate Biscotti

Nutella biscotti on baking tray.

An easy chocolate biscotti cookie that is finished with a decadent Nutella drizzle.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 lg Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 3/4 c Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Drizzle
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 3 tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Hot Water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper - set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In stand mixer (or using hand held mixer) beat eggs until frothy (about 1 minute).
  4. Add sugar and continue to beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add vanilla and mix. Stir in Nutella until combined.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet and mix well. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  6. Divide dough into 2 logs onto your prepared baking sheet, using wet hands to help shape the dough. You want them to be about 1/2" thick and 13" long.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing with serrated knife to cut logs into 1/2" slices. Arrange face down on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Flip biscotti and cook additional 10 minutes until cookies are crunchy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

*Please note that nutritional values are not always 100% accurate and are to be used as a guide.

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Irresistible Nutella Chocolate Biscotti Cookies


Thursday 15th of February 2024

Thank you for this recipe! I loved it for the chocolate-y ness, I think the cocoa powder helped! I added dried cherries :P. Now I'll try NOT to eat more than 3...TRY.

Oliv Blogger

Saturday 17th of February 2024

I'm so happy you enjoyed them! What a delicious idea to add in dried cherries - will need to try that next time I make this biscotti ☺️


Wednesday 9th of August 2023

Is the recipe for the drizzle correct? 4 tablespoons of hot water seems like a lot and my drizzle is very watery.

Oliv Blogger

Thursday 10th of August 2023

Hey Fran! Yes that's the right measurement, if it is too runny for you try adding another tbsp of powdered sugar to thicken it up a bit and see if that's any better. The drizzle will not harden when set, it will be a little thicker though. Hope this helps!


Tuesday 27th of June 2023

Why is my dough not firm? It was kinda runny and didn’t hold shape when putting on cookie sheet. I followed recipe exactly

Oliv Blogger

Tuesday 27th of June 2023

Hi Angela! It is not as thick as a traditional biscotti dough - in the tips and tricks section I mention making sure you use wet hands to shape it as it is quite sticky. I hope once baked they were delicious for you.


Friday 9th of December 2022

How long do these keep if not frozen? Thank you

Oliv Blogger

Friday 9th of December 2022

Hi Lori! If you keep it in a sealed container in the fridge it will be fine for 2 weeks. If it's in a container on the counter I would say 2 week. Hope this helps! Happy baking.


Friday 25th of November 2022

Is the cocoa powder sweet or unsweetened?

Oliv Blogger

Friday 25th of November 2022

Hi Joan, I prefer unsweetened but you can use sweetened if that's what you have on hand.

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