Pumpkin Biscotti

Try these for the next halloween party

Try these for the next halloween party

These are the best biscottti we’ve made since the last time we made biscotti. OK, seriously these are fantastic. Earlier this fall we tried to make pumpkin spice cookies and they turned out too cakey. So we turned to our tried and true biscotti recipe, made some adjustments and viola. Actually, we just waited until midnight and our regular biscotti turned into pumpkin.

Pumpkin Biscotti

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375. Butter and flour a baking sheet. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder, sugars and spices. Create a well in the center. Add eggs, pumpkin and maple syrup. Stir until incorporated. This will take a few minutes to incorporate, but don’t add extra liquid the dough will be wetter than it seems at first. Drop dough onto baking sheet in one even logs, about four inches wide and 12-14 inches long. Bake until golden and firm. Let cool for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 325. Once biscotti has cooled slightly cut them at a diagonal in roughly 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Stand upright on baking sheet and return to oven. Cook for 10 minutes longer.

Another great pumpkin dessert:

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate and Molasses

Just a little pat of butter

Just a little pat of butter

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15 Responses to Pumpkin Biscotti

  1. nrhatch says:

    We’re going to a Pumpkin Fest tasting this weekend ~ pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin yogurt pretzels, and pumpkin pie coffee.

  2. Abby says:

    I’m planning to make these with my kiddos this afternoon…just looked at the recipe and noticed there’s no amount listed for maple syrup. Could you update that for me, pretty please? 🙂

  3. Ooh, that bread looks fantastic.

  4. Nancy says:

    Maple syrup…?? How much?

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Just look at that color in both the bread and biscotti. Looks really good!

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