Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pumpkin Biscotti

Hello September! I am so glad you're here. You don't know how much I've missed you. I wanted to welcome you with the flavors of fall, so in your honor I've made pumpkin biscotti. It tastes just like fall should. 

Pumpkin Biscotti

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of ginger
Pinch of cloves
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and spices into a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin purée, and vanilla extract. Add chocolate chips and pecans. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Give it a rough stir to generally incorporate the ingredients, the dough will be crumbly. 

Flour your hands and a clean kitchen surface and lightly knead the dough. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. Form the dough into a large log, roughly about 15-20 inches by 6-7 inches. The loaves should be relatively flat, only about 1/2 inch high. Bake for 22-30 minutes at 350 F, until the center is firm to the touch. (Feel free to also form two smaller logs for cute two-bite biscotti; just cut the baking time to 18-24 minutes.)

Let biscotti cool for 15 minutes and then using a serrated knife cut into 1 inch wide pieces. Turn the oven to 300 F and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. Cool completely. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired.

Biscotti may be still a tad moist and chewy, so if you prefer it crisp let it sit uncovered overnight in a dry space. Serve and enjoy.

Makes approximately 15 cookies.
Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes


  1. These look so good, love anything pumpkin.... thankfully now it is cooler will make these soon... Happy almost fall to you!

  2. I love anything pumpkin too. I tend to go a bit crazy making new things. I was on a shortbread kick, now it's biscotti. But I still LOVE shortbread. LOL