These Pumpkin Spice Biscotti are a great Fall treat…and they’re perfect alongside a Pumpkin Spice Latte!
Now that October is here, it’s officially Pumpkin Spice Latte season. #PSL for short. I know, I know. Some coffee chains have gotten a bit ahead of themselves and started with the PSLs in September. But September is apple season here in New York. I love me some PSLs, but don’t go infringing on my apple season!
You just need to wait your turn, Mr. Pumpkin Spice Latte. That’s like Christmas trying to show up in July. Silly talk, I say.
The internet is already awash with PSL this and PSL that. From coffees to desserts to pastas and even beers, pumpkin spice is the king of October. And rightfully so. I mean few things can beat the warming spices in pumpkin spice. Cinnamon +nutmeg + allspice + cloves = perfection.
And here’s the thing about a good Pumpkin Spice Latte…it needs to come with a tasty snack. This could be a mid-morning, “Hey, I’m out of bed and getting stuff done” kinda snack. Or it could be a mid-afternoon, “Oh crap, I gotta pick up Robbie at daycare in an hour and I still have a zillion things to do” kinda snack.
Biscotti are the perfect snack alongside a cup of coffee, right? So when having a PSL, it only makes sense to have a Pumpkin Spice Biscotti. (Can we start a #PSB trend? Or perhaps a #PSLPSB trend?)
I was chatting with my neighbor the other day about making biscotti. She loves to bake, but she had never tried her hand at biscotti. I gave her my base recipe and told her to have fun playing around with different versions of it. She made a chocolate chip version that was pretty darn awesome! Be her own admission, she would have baked it a little longer so the biscotti were a bit crispier. But her chocolate chip biscotti were still quite tasty!
That conversation made me realize that I hadn’t made biscotti in a while. And since October is here, I figured Pumpkin Spice Biscotti would be a fun treat to serve up alongside those Pumpkin Spice Lattes that magically appear everywhere this time of the year. I added a generous amount of pumpkin spice to these biscotti, but I also took it a step further. I added some canned pumpkin in here, too. Talk about delicious! These Pumpkin Spice Biscotti are perfect for the season. Crunchy, full of warming spices and topped with a nice layer of sparkling sugar. Sweet!
Oh, and since I used to be a Latin teacher and I also like trivia…did you know that biscotti comes from the Latin words meaning ‘twice-baked’? Fun facts to know and share, my friends! Now go grab a #PSLPSB and enjoy the season!