orange chocolate biscotti

This is the 4th year that I've participated in the Salted Cookie swap. One of the benefits of the swap is that you end up with a pile of new recipes across all the participants.... but each year I'm still finding myself searching the internet for inspiration.

I had never made the biscotti before but had heard it was very easy. I also felt like it was going to be very shipping friendly. I do love the challenge of making macarons but have never felt comfortable shipping them. Macarons are left for local friends.

End result? Biscotti is very easy to make. You might be initially thrown by how dry the dough looks but have faith. It will work out.  

Previous swaps: salted brownie cookies (2020), peppermint meringues (2019), matcha green tea cookies (2018)



  1. Preheat the oven 375°F. Whisk the 4 eggs with the sugar until they become light and fluffy. Use an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer for better results.
  2. Add the zest of 3 oranges, honey, baking powder, dark chocolate chunks, and the flour and mix with a spoon until you get a sticky dough. Fair warning…. the dough is super heavy and might bend your whisk attachment. I recommend switching to the paddle option after you get it initially blended.
  3. Line your baking sheet with parchment or a silicone liner. Wet your hands and make 2 or 3 loaves 2-3 inches wide and about 1 inch thick for the whole length of your baking tray. Keep each loaf at least 3-4 inches away from each other.
  4. With wet hands or a wet spoon, smooth the top surfaces as much as possible, then sprinkle some sugar on top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until golden on top.
  6. Let them cool for a few minutes than cut them into slices. Now place the Biscotti again on the baking tray with the cut side facing up and bake again for few more minutes to make them crunchy. If you want your Biscotti to be a little bit softer, you can skip the second bake.
  7. Let them cool completely before serving.


  • 5 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

  • 1 3/4 cups Sugar

  • 4 Eggs

  • 2/3 cup Dark chocolate, chunks or chips

  • 3 Oranges, zest

  • 2 1/2 tbsp Honey

  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder

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