Chocolate-Orange Biscotti Wedges


  • Prep Time30 mins
  • Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
  • Makes32 cookies
Chocolate-Orange Biscotti Wedges

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

These chocolate-dipped biscotti wedges make are perfect for the chocolate-orange lovers in your life. Add a bag of coffee beans for a lovely Christmas gift.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tbsp orange zest, (about 1 orange)

  • 1 tbsp 35% cream

  • 1/4 tsp orange gel food colouring

  • 170 g finely chopped dark chocolate

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios, (optional)


  • POSITION rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 300F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir flour with baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

  • USING an electric mixer on medium, beat sugar with butter in a large bowl until fluffy, 1 to 2 min. Beat in egg, orange zest, cream and food colouring. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Roll dough into a large ball. Flatten into a disc and cut into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge into a ball and arrange on prepared sheet, 2 in. apart.

  • BAKE until tops are just cracked and puffy, 22 to 23 min. Remove from oven and let stand until rounds are cool enough to touch, about 10 min. Reduce heat to 275F. Cut each round into 4 wedges. (They should resemble orange wedges.) Lay wedges, cut side down, on same sheet. Continue baking until wedges are 
very firm but not yet golden, 23 to 25 more min. Transfer 
to a rack to cool completely.

  • DIP half of each wedge into chocolate, then return to same sheet. Sprinkle with pistachios, if desired. Let stand until chocolate is firm, about 30 min.

  • STORE in a covered container up to 1 week, 
or freeze up to 1 month.

Kitchen tip

Cut cookies into wedges easily by cutting the rounds straight down with a sharp knife. Avoid using a see-saw motion or serrated knife.

For perfect tempered chocolate, follow our easy guide.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 70, Protein 1g, Carbohydrates 9g, Fat 3g, Sodium 30mg.

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