This Turtle Biscotti recipe is sponsored by Minerva Dairy. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
A sweet, crunchy cookie that’s filled with caramel bits, pecans and dipped in smooth chocolate. Meet coffee’s new best friend!
You might be wondering what is biscotti?
Biscotti is an Italian cookie that means “twice cooked or baked.”
There are a lot of different flavors combinations you can make with biscotti but I choose a classic turtle recipe.
Therefore, this biscotti is loaded with caramel, pecans and chocolate!
They’re perfect dunked in coffee, tea or even hot chocolate.
Good quality butter is key when baking and that’s why I use Minerva Dairy Butter.
It is slow churned and 85% butterfat butter which is results in a creamier, richer, and more flavorful batter.
This turtle biscotti is sweet, crunchy and delicious!
What ingredients do I need to make this biscotti recipe?
- unsalted butter
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- almond extract
- all purpose flour
- baking powder
- caramel bits
- semi sweet chocolate
easy step by step instructions on how to make biscotti
- Into the bowl of your stand mixer, or into a large bowl, add butter and cream for 2 minutes. Add in brown sugar and beat another 2 minutes. Next, add in vanilla and almond extract and eggs, one by one.
- Into a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just blended.
- Fold in caramel bits and pecan.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place silpats or parchment paper onto 2 cookie sheets.
- Place the dough onto a work surface and divide into half. Shape each half into a ball.
- Place each ball onto the cookies sheets and shape into logs, about 8 inches long and 1/2 inch thickness.
- Bake for 18-20. Allow to cool completely before slicing into 8 pieces.
- Place pieces back onto cookie sheet and bake again for 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool.
- Melt chocolate into a bowl and dip the flat bottoms into the chocolate. Place onto a wire rack to set.
common questions and helpful tips
Be sure to allow your biscotti to cool first out of the oven. If you slice them while still warm, they will crumble.
- How do I store biscotti?
- Store in an air tight container, with parchment paper, for up to 2 weeks.
- White chocolate cranberry pistachio biscotti. Replace the caramel bits and pecans with dried cranberries and pistachios and dip into white chocolate instead of semi sweet chocolate.
- Cranberry orange biscotti- Replace the caramel bits and pecans with dried cranberries and orange zest. Dip into white chocolate, if desired.
- Vanilla Biscotti- Increase the amount of vanilla extract and scrape a vanilla bean pod and use the “paste”
- Caramel Apple- Replace the pecans and add in chopped dried apple.
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They’re the perfect treat bagged up and handed out to friends, family and neighbors.
I always love getting homemade gifts around the holidays, especially when they’re delicious!