Caramel Macchiato Biscotti

Caramel Macchiato Biscotti: delicious caramel and vanilla flavors combine to create a perfect breakfast treat #biscotti @shugarysweets

I’ve got a new feature here on Shugary Sweets today. It’s called: Reader’s Choice!

Last month I asked a question on facebook asking “if there is ONE recipe you’d like to see me create what would it be?” Well, Cynthia R. this one is for you! You asked for Caramel Macchiatto Biscotti (like Starbucks).

You had me at biscotti.

I love biscotti. I seriously should have a category up there just for biscotti. Think about it. It’s a cookie. That you are allowed and encouraged to eat for breakfast. To dunk in coffee. YES. YES. YES.

I tried to find this biscotti at my local Starbucks but they had no such thing. So, I have no idea what to compare mine too, or if it even needs comparing. These are amazing.

I store my biscotti in ziploc bags on my counter to keep them fresh. This one lasted nearly two weeks. I tried to limit myself to one per day (and no, the kids were not allowed to indulge in these). Not because of the espresso, but because I was greedy and didn’t want to share!

You’ll understand when you make them for yourself. And please don’t be afraid of biscotti. While is sounds like a snooty type of breakfast food that only Europeans know how to make…IT’S NOT. Biscotti is actually quite easy to make, and very forgiving. Mix ingredients, shape into a rectangle with finger tips, bake, slice, bake again. Delicious biscotti in one hour. You CAN do this!!

Caramel Macchiato Biscotti: delicious caramel and vanilla flavors combine to create a perfect breakfast treat #biscotti @shugarysweets

Want more biscotti ideas? Well you’ve come to the right place. Once you make your first version, you won’t be able to stop. You’ll be like a bakery with lots of options every morning!

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Here are a few of MY favorite varieties of Biscotti:

Cranberry Orange Biscotti: orange zest with Craisins combine to make this crunchy variety. Topped with white chocolate and sugared orange zest. Great combination!

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Snickerdoodle Biscotti: cinnamon and sugar are sometimes so simple but powerful flavors!

Snickerdoodle Biscotti

Pumpkin Spiced Biscotti: delicious any time of year. TRUST me! Pumpkin, ginger, cloves, allspice…it’s like pie in a cookie.

Pumpkin Spiced biscotti

Turtle Biscotti: Yes, seriously, you can now have turtles for breakfast and it’s OK. Caramel, chocolate and pecans. For Breakfast.

Stop on over to my Pinterest Board: Breakfast Table Goodies for more ideas!!

Caramel Macchiato Biscotti

Yield: 16-20 slices

Delicious biscotti with flavors from your favorite hot beverage: Caramel macchiato.


    For the biscotti:
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Kraft caramel bits
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 3-4 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until creamy. Bean in eggs, espresso powder and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder. Fold in caramel bits. Batter will be sticky.
  2. Divide dough in half and form two 10x3 inch logs on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove and cool about 10 minutes. Cut into 1 inch slices and arrange slices upright in pan. Bake an additional 20 minutes. Remove and cool completely before glazing.
  3. For the glaze, whisk all the ingredients together until smooth. Spread onto cooled biscotti. Allow to set, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container up to two weeks. ENJOY

67 Responses to “Caramel Macchiato Biscotti”

  1. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Oh my oh my these look wonderful! Thank you Cynthia for asking for these! I would love to have one of these with my coffee right now.

    • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      I can’t thank Cynthia enough either! I wish you had some for your coffee too!

  2. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    For some reason I can’t see your biscotti :( and now I’m sad because I love biscotti AND I love your recipes. Pout. Any idea why I’d be having trouble?

    I’m sure they are delicious! I actually just tried out your strawberry swirl fudge and it’s waiting for me to eat it all as soon as I get out of work! 😀

    • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      I’m not sure why you can’t see them! Like the photos aren’t showing up? Are you on a mobile device? Hmmm, I need to investigate this Jess!

      • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm

        AGH so sorry do not investigate further it was totally my fault. Well, really, it was FireFox’s fault >_< I switched to Internet Explorer and I can see them just fine 😀 And they are gorgeous!

  3. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Caramel Macchiato is one of my favorite specialty coffee drinks. And now in a biscotti? That sounds fantastic!

    • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Regina! It’s a fantastic drink. Now you need to dip this biscotti INTO a caramel macchiato haha!

  4. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    oh. I love biscotti as well. Sounds awesome.

  5. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    biscotti is not usually my thing but oh man… i can get on board with this Aimee. I love caramel so much, I couldn’t pass one of these up! And caramel macchiatos are just the best. I get them every few weeks when I stop at Starbucks!!

    • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      Oh girl, I could eat biscotti every morning with my coffee! I’d much rather have it than a doughnut. Oh wait. Maybe not.

  6. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Ooh, these look so incredible! Adding to my “must make eventually” list! =)

  7. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    These look amazing! I love biscotti. There are so many flavor possibilities. I am especially excited to find a biscotti recipe with tons of flavor that doesn’t use nuts. Thank you!

  8. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    What kind of espresso powder do you use? The reason I never make coffee-flavored treats is because I can never remember to buy the instant stuff!

    • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      I use King Arthur Flour brand espresso powder. I LOVE IT. Worth paying shipping for :) Oh, and if you do buy it, be sure to get their chocolate jimmies too…so small and spectacular. Oh, and they have a great dark chocolate cocoa powder which is phenomenal. Yeah. I love KAF :)

      • nancy
        posted Mar 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm

        Aimee…love your recipes. I bake them also and sell at our local food co op. My business is called Peace, Love and Biscotti! Started baking orange cinnamon from a recipe I found in Bon Appetite about 15 years ago. I don’t bake much else than biscotti but people love it. I only use King Arthur Flour and will have to get their espresso powder.
        Glad I found your site and keep baking!!
        Peace, Nancy.

  9. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I love this biscotti Aimee! I love readers choice. I asked that question on a giveaway post and it’s so fun reading the answers. :)

    • posted Jan 31, 2013 at 6:30 am

      It’s fun doing readers choice and hearing what THEY want me to make!!! can’t wait to do it again!

  10. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    That glaze almost made me lick the screen. These look incredible!

  11. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    MMMMMmmm…. Major Yummers!

    • posted Jan 31, 2013 at 6:32 am

      My sentiments exactly Patricia! I couldn’t have said it any better!

  12. Liz
    posted Jan 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    You mean I can eat all the biscotti I want for breakfast and not feel guilty? Perfect! I’m in, and I’m not sharing either :)

  13. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Why to compare? Your biscotti looks perfect ! :)

  14. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    I love Biscotti! It’s so good and yes I love to dunk it in my coffee! Bring the Biscotti on! The caramel macchiato looks out of this world!!

    • posted Jan 31, 2013 at 6:34 am

      Wish we could dunk it in coffee together!! Thanks for stopping by Jennifer :)

  15. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Oh my! Can I have these for breakfast now please!

  16. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Oh.My.Gosh. That’s all I can say, without drooling more.

  17. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I’m so with you on biscotti – maybe it has something to do with the whole my entire family is Italian and we had it all the time when we were growing up! But this version! Holy moly I’m in love. I would have never thought to make a flavor like this… I totally need to give this a try!

    • posted Feb 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      thanks Ashley. Yikes, an Italian trying one of my biscotti recipes? I hope you approve! I make no claims to authenticity :) Just delicious.

  18. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Oh my goodness. I’ve never made Biscotti (not because it sounds fancy but.. okay, because it sounds fancy), but you are like, my Biscotti sensei and therefore, I must try my hand at it myself as a young Biscotti grasshopper. I want this one to dunk in my chai!

    • posted Feb 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Yes young grasshopper, you must try biscotti soon!!

      Love, your biscotti Sensei

  19. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I love your challenge to everyone that they can make biscotti! Oh wait, maybe that was to me too because I have actually never made any :-) How about I come over and have some with you..will you share with me???

    • posted Feb 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Never made any? Seriously girl, and you call yourself friend. Okay kidding, I’d love to have you over and share some biscotti with you!

  20. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I made my first biscotti in December and can’t stop. I need to add this to my lineup recipes to make.

    • posted Feb 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Oooh, what flavor did you make in December? I seriously love these little breakfast cookies!

  21. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Oh my! I love biscotti and these Caramel Macchiato ones look so decadent! I’m craving for some now. I guess it’s time for me to get into the kitchen and make a batch.

  22. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I have tried biscotti only once and wasn’t really impressed. But these! These could change my mind! I LOVE caramel macchiato! Pinning!

    • posted Feb 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Not impressed? Oh my clearly it might have been the wrong flavor :)

  23. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Iced Caramel Macchiato with extra caramel is my favorite drink at Starbucks. I think these biscotti are the start to a beautiful friendship!

  24. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Wow!!! That glaze alone looks SO AMAZING. I love making biscotti when it’s cold out (not sure why?) so this is the perfect time to make a big batch and enjoy with hot coffee

    • posted Feb 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Biscotti and coffee is perfect on a cold winter morning. Totally agree Kelly!

  25. posted Jan 31, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I don’t make enough biscotti…and caramel macchiato is my go-to Starbucks drink. These are perfect!

  26. posted Feb 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I am crazy in love with these! I love caramel macchiato…now I should have caramel macchiato biscotti with my caramel macchiato drink =)

  27. posted Feb 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I want to dive in!!

  28. posted Feb 2, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I wanted to let you know that I featured this deliciousness today in my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post – stop by and see!

  29. posted Feb 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I’m SOOOO glad I stopped by today, now I can finally make these biscotti I’ve been drooling over since seeing them on Instagram! Thank you so much for sharing :)

    • posted Feb 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      So glad you stopped by too! I hope you try them, especially since you practically guessed what they were :)

  30. posted Feb 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Wow. I love these! My favorite Starbucks drink is the Caramel Macchiato! And I LOVE biscotti, especially dunked in coffee.

    Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

  31. posted Feb 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I love biscotti and don’t make enough of it. I am bookmarking this gorgeous recipe.

  32. posted Oct 31, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Have never seen Kraft caramel bits here in Ontario, would Skor toffee bits work, do you think ?

    • Anonymous
      posted Oct 31, 2013 at 10:23 am

      That’s what I’m going to use…..I use the toffee bits in a specialty cake I make and they melt down. I think it will work. Just my opinion though since I haven’t tried it yet.

    • posted Oct 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      I would lean towards using a soft caramel. Do you have wrapped caramels? You can dice them up for this recipe. In a pinch though, the toffee bits would totally work, you just wouldn’t have that little bit of “chewy” in your biscotti!

  33. Lisa
    posted Aug 10, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    These look amazing! Can you substitute instant coffee granules for the espresso and if so, how much would you suggest to use? TIA

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  35. Vicki Blake
    posted Mar 26, 2015 at 4:52 am

    when I first tackled biscotti several Holidays ago, I started w/ almond biscotti (still my fav.) and have moved on to a couple diff. ones since. Believe me, it is very easy to make.
    Almost to the point you are asking “is that it?? ” . They are delicious with tea, coffee or
    any beverage you favor. Try it, you will be surprised. And it makes nice little gifts at
    Christmas instead of the usual cookies. I always add some on the gift plates now.

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