Chocolate Cantucci


Cantucci are typical Tuscan cookies, traditionally served with vin santo or red wine. They are also known as Italian biscotti because they are twice (bis) cooked (cotti). This version with dark chocolate is even yummier than the original!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
20 cantucci


  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¾ cup chopped dark chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until frothy. Add flour and baking powder and mix well. Fold in chocolate pieces until a sticky dough forms. Separate dough into 2 portions and shape each portion into a long, thick log. Place logs 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake logs in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Remove logs from the oven and cool until easily handled, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; slice logs diagonally into 3/4-inch slices using a serrated knife.

  5. Return cantucci slices to the baking sheet and return to the oven. Turn off oven and allow cantucci to dry in the warm oven for 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes, before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
3g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 45mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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