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Try one of Italian-American chef Giada De Laurentiis‘ top Food Network biscotti recipes for your next coffee break. The culinary personality has a crunchy and just-sweet-enough biscotti for every sweet tooth.

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis appears in denim overalls and a T-shirt during a 2020 virtual Food Network event.
Food Network host Giada De Laurentiis | Getty Images/Getty Images for NYCWFF

Chocolate-Hazelnut Biscotti combines the best of both worlds

Chocolate hazelnut spread is most definitely the star of this cookie from De Laurentiis. It’s combined with butter, sugar, and brown sugar. After that, it’s creamed in an electric mixer where an egg and vanilla extract are added. Flour, baking soda, and baking powder are stirred in with a spatula. Finally, chopped hazelnuts are added and it’s ready for its double baking in a preheated 375-degree F oven.

Reviewers on Food Network’s site had high praise for De Laurentiis’ Nutella-themed cookie.

“Outstanding cookies. Bake beautifully and so easy to make in a snap. I omitted nuts, simply because my kids don’t like them, but added a handful of mini chocolate chips instead. Love them. They’re a keeper.  Grazie, Giada!,” wrote one home cook.

Proving that there’s little to dislike about a combination of chocolate and hazelnut, another fan expressed, “I absolutely LOVE Nutella, and having it in a cookie is all the better! Instead of hazelnuts, I added white chocolate chips for the ultimate double chocolate cookie. I will definitely make these again! Thanks Giada!”

Find this full recipe, video, and reviews on Food Network’s site.

De Laurentiis’ Chocolate Anise Biscotti are grown-up chocolate chip cookies

Semi-sweet chocolate chips and ground anise seed give this biscotti recipe from the Everyday Italian star its distinct flavor profile. With the addition of the usual suspects in a biscotti recipe — flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter, and eggs — this cookie isn’t too sweet and yet sweet enough.

“I love sweets and cookies, but I’ve been trying to cut back lately. These cookies really satisfied my sweet tooth without being too rich or sugary,” wrote one home cook who tried the chef’s recipe.

Another satisfied cookie customer added, “I recommend not leaving out the ground anise. The flavor was subtle and went well with the chocolate. This is an elegant biscotti!”

Get the full recipe, video, and reviews on the Food Network site.


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The chef’s Holiday Biscotti are as festive as they are delicious

De Laurentiis wrote on Giadzy of her Holiday Biscotti: “I love the color of these biscotti. You can actually make these year-round with different colored sprinkles and dried fruit. The secret is the lemon zest which lightens the flavor of the biscotti and makes them truly unique.”

For the holiday season, the chef calls for red and green sugar crystals, dried cranberries, white chocolate, and chopped pistachios.

Food Network fans loved the recipe’s versatility.

“I have made this recipe about 5 times since last Christmas and it has never let me down. I change up the nuts or dried fruit and it still is awesome. Thanks, Giada!,” one reviewer wrote.

“This has become a standard cookie for my Christmas cookie collection. Everyone loves them!,” added another fan.

Don’t wait for the holidays! Find De Laurentiis’ Holiday Biscotti recipe, video, and reviews on Food Network’s site now.