This is my favorite biscotti recipe because it’s easy and tasty.  It’s always a crowd pleaser.  I usually dip in chocolate, but it’s not required. 


  • 1 c margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream (or half and half, but I find sour cream works best)
  • 4 cups flour (more flour to help mold the dough into logs)
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all the ingredients, but be careful to not overmix!  Divide the dough so you can create two logs.  Make sure to put each log on its own baking sheet (with parchment or non-stick mat).  When I create the log, I make them about 2″ wide and then long.  The biscotti dough does spread a lot.

Biscotti Log Dough

Bake the log for 30 minutes.  Remove and let cool for 30 minutes. 

Biscotti - 1st Bake

Then cut diagonally 1/2-1 inch slices.  Once they’re cut, place them on their sides (as you can see from the photo).   Place back in the oven for 20-30 minutes (until the other side is golden brown).  

Biscotti - 2nd Bake 

Then flip the biscotti to the other side and bake again for 20-30 minutes (until the other side is golden brown). 


Remove the biscotti from the baking sheet to a cooling rack. 

Then set-up a double boiler with chocolate (I usually use dark chocolate). 

Double boil with chocolate

Melt the chocolate (being careful to not burn) and then dip half the biscotti in the chocolate (I spread the chocolate on one side).  Then place on a cooling rack to dry. 

Biscotti dipped in chocolate

 These aren’t “break-your-jaw” hard, but they do have a nice crunch.  Perfect for dipping in a cup of coffee!