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Orange Chocolate Cantucci

Orange Chocolate Cantucci Biscuits. Crunchy and sweet Italian biscuits filled with melting chocolate chips made for dunking in sweet little glasses of Vin Santo.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 26 (around) cantucci
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • ~2 cups (250g) Plain flour plus extra for dusting
  • 3 eggs , large
  • ½ tablespoon runny honey
  • cup (150g) sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • ~⅓ lb (150g) dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 pinch of smoked salt or regular


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F/gask mark4. Place the flour, sugar, salt and orange zest in a large mixing bowl and mix together. Whisk together 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk (set aside the egg white in a bowl) with a fork and add the honey. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the eggs and honey. Using a fork whisk the eggs gradually incorporating the flour mixture until a dough forms.
  • Add the chocolate chips and knead until they are evenly dispersed throughout the cookie dough (you may need a little extra flour if it's too sticky). Cut the dough in half and shape into two logs on two lined baking trays roughly 2cm thick and 4 cm wide. Brush the logs with remaining egg white and bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until golden.
  • Turn the oven down to 130°Once the cookie logs are just cool enough to touch cut them diagonally into individual cookies. Place them flat on a baking tray and bake in the oven for around 15-20 minutes until nice and crisp but not coloured. Serve warm.


Please note this recipe was tested and developed in metric measurements all imperial measurements are shown as an approximate.


Calories: 71kcal