Red Velvet Biscotti

Have a love for coffee and biscotti? This Red Velvet Biscotti with the hint of chocolate is perfect. Plus, who else feels the need to prolong the holiday treat-eating season?

Red Velvet Biscotti with a sweet cream cheese glaze and mini chocolate chips. Perfect for dunking!

Yes. There is a holiday treats-eating season. It’s called Thanksgiving-New Years. It’s the reason health clubs see a huge rise in new members January 1.

At some point during the holidays I tend to drop my workouts and say “oh well, I’ll start back up January 1.”

I do good most of the year exercising and eating healthy (ish). But when the kitchen is filled with peanut butter fudge, and sugar cookies, and this biscotti, well…my will power dies.

I cave.

How to Make Red Velvet Biscotti

STEP 1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar. Add cocoa powder and egg to the mixture, beat until combined. Add in the cream, and mix until fully blended. Add flour, baking powder, and food coloring and mix until combined.

STEP 2. Line a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide dough in half. With hands, pat dough into 9 x 2 ½ inch rectangles. You will have TWO rectangles. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.

STEP 3. Remove biscotti from oven. Slice each rectangle of dough into 9 even slices. Tip each slice onto one side and return to oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flip biscotti to opposite side. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

STEP 4. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream cheese and cream until smooth. Spread a generous amount of glaze onto each slice of biscotti. Add mini chocolate chips, if desired. Allow glaze to set, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container for up to one week. ENJOY.

Red Velvet Biscotti with a sweet cream cheese glaze and mini chocolate chips. Perfect for dunking!

But, caving for this Red Velvet Biscotti is NOT a bad thing! The base is made with cocoa powder and a touch of red food coloring (not a whole bottle like some recipes). I prefer to use the americolor gel paste to color my frostings and more! I find that it gives it a richer color, and you use much less than the “drops.”

I also made the glaze with cream cheese. Oh my gosh, the richness of these biscotti are out of this world amazing. And the nice thing about biscotti? It’s easy to give as a gift.

Wrap some up in treat bag with twine or ribbon. Give it as a gift with a coffee mug and sweet tag. (do you need my shipping address? haha)

ENJOY!

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Yield: 18 servings

Red Velvet Biscotti

Red Velvet Biscotti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Have a love for coffee and biscotti? This Red Velvet Biscotti with the hint of chocolate is perfect. Plus, who else feels the need to prolong the holiday treat-eating season?

Ingredients

For the biscotti:

  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp red gel food coloring

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp or heavy cream
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar. Add cocoa powder and egg to the mixture, beat until combined. Add in the cream, and mix until fully blended. Add flour, baking powder, and food coloring and mix until combined.
  2. Line a 15inch x 10inch x 1inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide dough in half. With hands, pat dough into 9inch x 2 ½ inch rectangles. You will have TWO rectangles. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove biscotti from oven. Slice each rectangle of dough into 9 even slices. Tip each slice onto one side and return to oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flip biscotti to opposite side. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream cheese and cream until smooth. Spread a generous amount of glaze onto each slice of biscotti. Add mini chocolate chips, if desired. Allow glaze to set, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container for up to one week. ENJOY.
Red Velvet Biscotti with a sweet cream cheese glaze and mini chocolate chips. Perfect for dunking!

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18 comments on “Red Velvet Biscotti”

  1. Looks great! I’ll take one with my coffee, please.

  2. Good tip on the americolor rather than an entire bottle or 3 of the drops…I need to try that 🙂

    Hope you and your family had a great Christmas, Aimee!

  3. I have hit that realization that treat eating season has killed the diet and workouts…Monday can’t come soon enough. But until then, the sweets will continue. This biscotti is gorgeous…I love the bright red color! I could use a package…hint, hint 🙂

  4. This looks amazing, trying this asap!!!

  5. I have never made biscotti but i am oh so tempted now! This red velvet version looks incredible!

  6. Oh, Aimee. The things you do with biscotti. I’m bowled over by that frosting!

  7. Oh good! I still have three more days of holiday treat eating season 🙂 This biscotti is so gorgeous!

  8. Red velvet biscotti?! This sounds crazy good. Hope you had a wonder holiday, Aimee!

  9. Oh my goodness I am such a sucker for both biscotti and red velvet!

  10. could the red velvet biscotti be made gluten free. if yes any special flour? thank you.

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