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!!

Yield: 16-20 slices

Caramel Macchiato Biscotti

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Homemade Caramel Macchiato Biscotti recipe!


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.
  4. ENJOY

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 biscotti

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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Posted on January 30, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hi Aimee
    Came back today and read more comments.
    So I saw that someone also from Ontario already asked the question.
    Asked and answered.

    Merry Christmas 


  2. Hi Aimee
    Came back today and read more comments.
    So I saw that someone also from Ontario already asked the question.
    Asked and answered.
    I’m going to try the Skor bits.
    Merry Christmas 

  3. Hi Aimee
    I see this recipe has been on here for years but I just found it?

    If I can’t get Kraft caramel bits can I just chop up some regular sized caramels.

    Are they the same product?

    Or…could I substitute Skor toffee bits?  I have lots of those.

    I had to spend $10.00 on instant espresso to get 2 1/2 teaspoons so I hope this works?



  4. Making these today for breakfast tomorrow at work 🙂
    It’s Perioperative Nurses week and I hope they love them!
    My only change is the glaze – going to melt some of the caramel bits with a little cream and use that instead 🙂

  5. I know this is an older post but I made these today and they are delicious! Turned out perfect and I followed the exact recipe. Thanks for sharing this. Next, your red velvet biscotti ????

  6. 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.

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

    1. 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.

    2. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. Aimee,
    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 🙂

    1. So glad you stopped by too! I hope you try them, especially since you practically guessed what they were 🙂

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

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

  12. 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

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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???

    1. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

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

  19. 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!!

  20. 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 🙂

  21. 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. 🙂

  22. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

      1. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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!!

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

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

  26. 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! 😀

    1. 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!

      1. 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!

  27. 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.

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