Chocolate Orange Biscotti

Chocolate Orange Biscotti – A delicious breakfast treat packed with sweet orange flavor and drizzled with chocolate! Put on a pot of coffee and make some of the best biscotti you’ve ever tasted. 

Today’s recipe is right up there with Caramel Macchiato Biscotti on my favorites list. If you love chocolate, you’ll like this Turtle Biscotti too.

Chocolate Orange Biscotti: a delicious breakfast treat, packed with sweet orange flavor and drizzled with chocolate!

Why this Recipe is Best

  • Easy instructions make this recipe perfect for beginner biscotti makers.
  • Orange extract makes the citrus flavor pop.
  • These are drizzled with milk chocolate to make your morning better!

My mind always is thinking of the next great biscotti recipe. Anyone else with me on this?

Okay, so maybe not everyone thinks the same way I do. But, biscotti is a delicious, crunchy treat that is perfect for breakfast.

Seriously, cookies for breakfast! What could be better?

Ingredients you would never think to eat on their own first thing in the morning become fully acceptable when baked into biscotti!

This recipe features milk chocolate and sweet orange. The combination of bright citrus and rich chocolate flavors is absolutely perfect with a strong cup of coffee.

Chocolate Orange Biscotti: a delicious breakfast treat, COOKIES FOR BREAKFAST!

Ingredient Notes

Orange extract. You can find this near the vanilla extract in your grocery store. It’s highly concentrated to give the biscotti dough its orange flavor and fragrance.

Milk chocolate. Regular milk chocolate morsels work fine here but melting wafers will give the chocolate drizzle a smoother shiny finish.

Orange zest. Use a microplane grater or zesting tool to remove the zest from a fresh orange. You’ll sprinkle this over the baked biscotti and the melted milk chocolate.

Easy Biscotti Instructions

Biscotti is not difficult once you learn how to make it!

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

STEP 1. Make the dough

Beat butter and sugar. Add in eggs, orange extract, and orange zest. 

Slowly add flour and baking powder to form a crumbly dough.

STEP 2. Shape dough

Dump dough onto parchment paper, and shape into a rectangular log with your hands. It should be about half an inch high.

STEP 3. Bake

Bake the log for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and slice it into 16 – 18 evenly sized slices.

Arrange slices on their sides and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Flip slices to other side. Bake 10 more minutes. 

Remove and cool completely.

STEP 3. Garnish

Combine the orange zest with the sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle melted chocolate over each biscotti slice, then sprinkle tops with orange sugar.

Chocolate Orange Biscotti: a delicious breakfast treat, COOKIES FOR BREAKFAST!

Tips and Tricks

  • How to store: Cooked and cooled biscotti should be kept in an airtight container at room temperature. If well sealed, it should last up to two weeks.
  • How to freeze To freeze biscotti, slide cooked treats into an airtight, freezer safe container (or ziploc bag). Seal and freeze until ready to enjoy. Thaw overnight.
  • Serve with hot coffee for dipping. Or make yourself a Mocha Latte for an extra sweet morning!

Recipe FAQs

I don’t have orange extract. Can I use orange juice instead?

Unfortunately, orange juice can’t be substituted for orange extract. The extract is much more concentrated; a little goes a long way.
To get the same amount of orange flavor from juice you’d need a lot more and would wind up ruining the balance of liquid to dry ingredients in the dough.

Would dark chocolate taste good on these biscotti?

It sure would! I used milk chocolate today but if you’re a dark chocolate fan, go ahead and drizzle it all over your chocolate orange biscotti!

How do you drizzle chocolate on biscotti?

I use a ziploc bag. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, then transfer it to the ziploc bag.
Snip of the corner of the bag. Drizzle over the baked cooled biscotti in your desired pattern.

My dough is too crumbly. What did I do wrong?

This biscotti dough is supposed to be crumbly when first shaped. Use warm hands to help gradually bring the dough together as you form it into a rectangle.

More Biscotti Recipes

Snickerdoodle Biscotti

Snickerdoodle Biscotti. Truly it’s a cookie for breakfast. But, totally acceptable too!

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Cranberry Orange Biscotti. Another delicious combination if you love orange!


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Yield: 16-18 slices

Chocolate Orange Biscotti

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Chocolate Orange Biscotti: a delicious breakfast treat, packed with sweet orange flavor and drizzled with chocolate!


For the Biscotti:

  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp orange flavoring (extract)
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the Garnish:

  • 1 orange zested
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate, melted


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat softened butter with sugar until combined, about two minutes. Add in eggs, orange extract, and orange zest. 
  3. Slowly add flour and baking powder.
  4. The dough will be crumbly. Using your hands, dump dough onto parchment paper, and shape into a 12-inch by 4-inch rectangular log. Pat evenly so it will be about ½ inch high. Using your warm hands you should be able to press dough together smoothly.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and slice biscotti into 16-18 slices. Arrange slices on their sides, leaving a little space between each slice. Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Flip slice to other side. Bake 10 more minutes. 
  7. Remove and cool completely before garnishing.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the zest of one orange with sugar, using a fork. Drizzle melted chocolate over each biscotti slice and immediately sprinkle with orange sugar. ENJOY.


**To drizzle chocolate, pour melted chocolate into a small ziploc bag. Snip off the corner and drizzle over biscotti.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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The BEST Chocolate Orange Biscotti is so much easier to make than you might think! Enjoy it for breakfast or an after dinner treat.

Chocolate Orange Biscotti recipe. Packed with flavor and perfect in a hot cup of coffee

recipe originally published April 7, 2013

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Posted on April 7, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. Great flavors and beautiful biscotti, Aimee! I love the extra sprinkle of orange zest and sugar. Such a little touch, but it makes such a big difference in appearance and adds a great boost of orange flavor. These have my favorite texture in biscotti too. Crunchy but not hard. (My mind buzzes over biscotti possibilities too.) 🙂

  2. That is some seriously lovely biscotti! I love the combo of orange and chocolate. So incredible!

  3. THese are beautiful! And I’m pretty sure they’d make my afternoon coffee at work WAY better! 🙂

  4. Well you know I love lemon and white chocolate on my biscotti, but DUDE Aimee chocolate and orange sounds like all sorts of awesome. 😀

    1. Yeah, I love lemon and white chocolate too. But I promise this is the next best thing!

  5. You know I tried making biscotti because of you so I will definitely be giving this one a try too!

  6. ohhhhh biscotti. I dont think I’ve ever met a biscotti I didnt like, and I think I’d really really like this one! Thanks for a tasty recipe!

  7. Seriously I have actually never tried to make biscotti. I need to jump on this! I could see it becoming very addicting!

  8. I’m completely down with cookies for breakfast. I’m coming over for some coffee and one of your fabulous biscotti creations…K???

  9. Homemade biscotti! I don’t know why I never thought about someone doing it at home, but I didn’t… brilliant. The flavors you chose sound great. YUM!

  10. Orange and chocolate are an amazing combination! I love biscotti, I don’t know know why I save them for my Christmas baking!

  11. Biscotti is that thing that makes your coffee that much more delicious. This one looks really yummy, I would like this for breakfast or dessert! My favourite biscotti is dark dark chocolate, with black coffee. Mmm 🙂

  12. I’m all over any excuse to have a cookie with my coffee! And these look SO delicious – love orange and chocolate!

  13. Chocolate and orange is a fabulous combo! I don’t normally drink coffee but would love dunking these biscotti in a nice cup of hot chocolate!

  14. Yup, I’m with you! I’m making a classic almond biscotti this week. You got me hooked, woman! This one looked gorgeous and scrumptious. I’ve got them all bookmarked! 🙂

  15. I love espresso chocolate biscotti and gingerbread biscotti. I want to try an apricot white Choctaw recipe, and now this! I love orange and chocolate together. These look amazing, Aimee!

  16. Aimee…I think of you as the fudge and biscotti queen 😀 This new biscotti concoction looks fantastic!

  17. This looks so delectable…adore biscotti! It’s my favorite Italian cookie to give as gifts! This flavor is lovely!

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