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Authentic Italian Biscotti Recipe

Maybe not everybody knows that in Italy the word biscotti refers to any cookie, while what the Americans call biscotti, in Italy they are called cantucci/cantuccini or  Biscotti di Prato. Here's a recipe for you to try it out.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: biscotti, cantucci
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Nonna Box


  • 7/8 cup flour 00
  • 3/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/8 cup bitter chocolate
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 5 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • In a bowl, knead the flour, starch and cocoa. Run the mixer using the dough hook, at low speed, until the ingredients are blended.
  • Add the cold butter cut into pieces and the egg. Let the mixer run until the dough becomes compact. Add milk to help with the blending and vanilla extract for flavor.
  • Add the baking powder and salt.
  • Transfer the dough to a board and knead it into a ball. Wrap it in plastic wrap, keep it in the fridge for at least half an hour, then roll out the dough using a rolling pin, into a sheet of 5 mm and use a wheel or a cutter to make squares that you will put on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Bake at 180 °C (350F) for 15-20 minutes.
  • Once cooked, take them out and let them cool.
  • Decorate them with melted chocolate.



Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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