Here in Austin, we suffered an extremely hot summer, so I’m singing “Hallelujah!” for the wintry-like temperatures the city has been seeing lately. All I need to truly feel the winter spirit is a string of cold days, a toasty warm house and a pile of these delicious biscotti with a nice cup of chai tea. Oh! And my Snuggie, of course. A cold day simply isn’t complete without it.
Pumpkin season may be over to some, but I’m still taking full advantage of the warm, spicy flavor and endless flavor combinations that can be created with my leftover silky, smooth pumpkin puree. Biscotti has been a longtime favorite in my family, and as soon as I saw this delectable recipe from Dessert for Two, I knew I had to try it for myself.
The flavor was rich and robust, and every bit as lovely as I imagined. Dipped into white chocolate and coated with walnuts, this slender Italian cookie was il cielo sulla terra (heaven on earth)! Perfect for a cold day cozied up under a warm blanket.
If you think it would be nice to try these for yourself, think of nice they would be to give as a gift with a box of tea, too! It’s the season of giving after all, and once my mother and stepfather received a box of these, they gave them their own stamp of approval. I know you will, too, once you see how simple and simply delicious these biscotti are!
Pumpkin Gingerbread Biscotti
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 4 ounces real white chocolate, chopped, or white candy melts
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk egg, sugar and baking powder until mixture becomes smooth and pale yellow. Add pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, salt and vanilla. Whisk until well combined. Sift in flour and fold in with a spatula. Dough will be sticky.
- Place dough on ungreased, lined baking sheet. Shape into a flat log about 3″ wide by 8″ long, using wet fingertips. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. When cookies are done, turn oven temp to 300 degrees F.
- Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes. Slice into 1/2″ slices, place on the baking sheet, and bake another 30 minutes, flipping each cookie halfway through. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
- Once cool, prepare chopped walnuts and melt white chocolate or candy melts. Dip half of each biscotti into the white chocolate, sprinkle with a pinch of walnuts, and let set before serving.
- Refrigerate, freeze, or store cookies in a resealable bag or container. They also make great gifts!
I’m always looking for biscotti recipes and this is absolutely perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!
What gorgeous biscotti and I love that they are dipped in white chocolate too, just makes them that bit extra special!
There is just no saying “no” when these pretty delicacies are sitting on the counter in their little glass jar…too delicious. Thanks again, my little chickadee. Xoxox Mum
Your dipped biscotti looks beautiful. A perfect treat at this time of year!
Wait…pumpkin season ends? I don’t think so. These look delicious!
LOVE this! Yum!
You’ve managed to combine two of my very favorite holiday foods (pumpkin & gingerbread) into one fantastic cookie… and then topped it off with white chocolate! Swoon.
Your biscotti looks fantastic Georgia…love this flavor! Delightful :)
When the weather gets cooler, biscotti are my first choice for a treat to enjoy with coffee or tea. These pumpkin gingerbread ones combine two of my favorite flavors, and are gorgeous with their white chocolate topping. I’m putting them on my list of things to try! :)
What I would give to have one of these with my morning coffee!!
These are scrumptious!!! I tweaked a few things, however this is an excellent recipe. What I did different was infuse it with 1/4 Tsp of Anise Extract and a dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice. I also used a Royal Icing flavored with Vanilla and Anise and dipped the ends of the Pumpkin Biscotti. Delish!!! Thank you Georgia!
Could you clarify the recipe for me? You have allspice listed in the ingredients and clove in the recipe, which did you use?
Either would work fine, but I used allspice. Sorry for the confusion!