Simple Classic Italian Honey Almond Cocoa Biscotti

Italian Honey Almond Cocoa Biscotti

This recipe for Simple Classic Italian Honey Almond Cocoa Biscotti is a variation of the traditional Italian almond biscotti. If you like Italian biscotti, you will love this easy recipe.
Course cookies
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cocoa biscotti, honey biscotti
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 60 servings
Calories 75kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 ½ cup almonds toasted, still warm
  • 1 ½ cups honey warm


  • Preheat oven to 325° F. Position rack in the center.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift dry ingredients together.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk the eggs with the lemon zest. Set aside for a minute.
  • Add the almonds (still warm) in the well of the dry ingredients.
  • Add the honey.
  • With a large mixing spoon, quickly fold the ingredients together.
  • Finally, add the beaten eggs and mix (work quickly as the mixture will get stiff as the honey cools off).
  • Shape mixture into 2 logs (refer to explanation in text of article).
  • Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool down.
  • Transfer to cutting board.
  • Using a serrated knife, slice cookies about ¼ – ½ inch thick (or whatever you prefer).
  • Optional: Place slices on the baking sheets, and bake for about another 5-10 minutes (the longer they stay in the oven, the crispier they get).
  • Can be stored at room temperature for a few weeks...if they last that long. Can also be frozen.


Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.6mg