Coffee, Orange and Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Biscotti are crunchy twice-baked biscuits, which makes them perfect for dipping into hot drinks. They won’t crumble apart, and they keep for longer than an ordinary cookie too (if you can resist them for more than a day).

But what is better than a biscotti with a cup of coffee? A chocolate chip biscotti infused with the taste of the coffee and a hint of orange. They’re a flexible biscuit, as in once you get the base recipe correct, you can experiment with additions and flavours.

Chocolate and coffee happen to be one of our favourite combinations though, and the fruit gives it a bit of a fresh tang.

Chocolate Orange Coffee Biscotti Recipe


  • 355g plain flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground coffee
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • 170g chocolate chips
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a flat baking tray with parchment paper
  2. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, ground coffee and chocolate chips to a mixing bowl and combine
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine the oil, orange zest and eggs
  4. Slowly add the flour mix to the oil and combine. The end result should be quite dry
  5. When done, knead the dough with your hands until it all comes together
  6. Divide this in half and shape each portion into a log, and keep them at around 1-inch thick
  7. Add to the prepared baking tray and bake for 35 minutes. You may need to reduce the temperature down to around 160°C if they are getting ready too quickly
  8. Remove the biscotti logs and allow to cool on a wire rack for around ten minutes before slicing into ¾ inch thick slices
  9. Arrange the slices on the baking sheet again, and bake on each side for around 10 minutes until lightly toasted
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack until they harden


For a more punchy coffee taste, the darker the coffee, the richer the end result

If you struggle to slice the biscotti logs, brush the top with some water to soften them, and use a serrated knife

Try adding other different flavours such as cinnamon powder, pistachios or even substituting one tablespoon oil for some Bailey’s Irish Cream

It can be made into a double chocolate biscotti by adding 1 tbsp cocoa powder