biscotti and coffee


I've only recently become a lover of biscotti (both the cookie and just saying it out loud as Giada does).  I must confess to a preference for Nonni's chocolate hazelnut available on the end isle of the local grocery store but once a certain three year found grandmas hidden stash, I quickly discovered that at nearly four dollars for eight of these yummy coffee dippers I would soon go broke.

So this weekend I pulled out my Giada De Laurentis cookbooks and found a very delicious and simple recipe for chocolate chip anise biscotti.

Since I didn't have any anise seeds in my spice basket (and am not familiar with what flavor they add), I left them out and made chocolate chip biscotti (because I am only too familiar with the flavor of chocolate chips).

I don't think I shall ever go back to store bought...these are absolutely yummy.   Like very grown up and sophisticated chocolate chip cookies.  Just perfectly crunchy and perfectly dippable and perfectly delicious. 

I found the recipe in this cookbook but I also searched and found her recipe for holiday biscotti hereI have a full pot of coffee and a canister of these yummy things to share.  Won't you join me?



  1. Sounds delicious! Can't wait to bake it myself:)

  2. I'd love to! They sound delicious! My Dad used to get biscotti at the Italian store near our home in Pasadena...this brings back good memories!!

  3. Hi, Anise seed have a mild licorice flavor. I think your biscotti looks delicious and I'd prefer them without the anise flavor. Now I'm craving a biscotti and coffee, but dare not. It's way too late to have either. Rats.

  4. Looks delicious!! I love the pictures : )

  5. They look delicious and I'd love to join you.

  6. Mmmm, I would love to! I love those Italian cookies!!! I buy the big tub of Nonni's at Sam's Club. So good!!! Yours look even better!!

  7. i love Giada. she is so wonderful to watch. i've tried several of her recipes. she is such fun!! they looks so delicious. yummy. (:

  8. Okay I am coming right over. Up early with Quinn who has the cold my other girls gave her. So is 5:00 am too early?

  9. Be glad you left out the anise unless you like the taste of licorice!! lol :) I LOVE biscotti, but like you, I think it's expensive so I don't buy it very often. (ok, hardly ever) :)
    Thanks for your comment on my mantle...I like it better than all my others put together!! (and apprarently so does Carson! lol)
    Love you sweet lady and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  10. They do sound delicious! And they look so tasty too...I love the rough texture and handmade look of biscotti. They always remind me of trips to Italy and the delicious aroma of coffee...and yet I never thought of making them myself (but I will now!)
    Helen x

  11. ohhhh ohhhh ohh I would love to join your for coffee and biscotti too of my favorite treats. I am a coffee freak...I love coffee and blogging too :)

  12. Oh that looks so good.

    Biscotti is one thing that I haven't made before. Sounds like I should give it a try .

    Have a great week, and enjoy that crunchy, chocolate chip biscotti :)

  13. You know, I have never tried biscotti before, although I heard that they are good. Your chocolate chips ones look delightful. I hope you're enjoying the Christmas season as much as I am.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  14. I sure will! I have been thinking about making some myself. You know how much I love my coffee.


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