Pumpkin Biscotti


I found another new biscotti recipe that I must share. Throughout the fall pumpkin spice is all the rage. That’s why this Pumpkin Biscotti dipped with chocolate is the perfect combination!

Pumpkin Biscotti

  • 4 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 bag of dark chocolate chips
  • 1-2 teaspoons heavy cream or milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lighting grease a baking sheet and set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat the softened butter, sugar, spices, baking powder and salt. Add in the egg and pumpkin, then the flour. Mix until just combined.

Divide the dough in half. Place one half onto the greased baking sheet and shape it into a long log. Repeat with the second half of the dough. Pat them into long rectangles. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit 10 minutes.

Starting at one end, cut into 1-inch biscotti pieces. Arrange pieces on a baking sheet and bake for another 10 to 12 minutes per side. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack. Cool completely.

In a small bowl, add the dark chocolate and a couple of teaspoons of milk or cream. Microwave for 30 second increments until fully melted. Either dip the ends or spread the sides of the biscotti with chocolate. Cool completely before enjoying!

No Monsters, Just Cookies

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If a cookie includes oatmeal, it must be good for us right? And with peanut butter also mixed in you’ve got a dose of protein.

Don’t we all wish that were the truth?

Monster Cookies include a heaping dose of peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips and M&M’s. And with this classic combination, how can you go wrong?

These cookies were tradition in our home growing up. Even today, mom whips up a batch any time all three of us kids and our families are home.

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The recent spring snow in Colorado made me turn to the recipe box for comfort. And it didn’t take long for the hubby to request these soft, chewy cookies. Thinking back to our almost 10 years of marriage, I don’t think I’ve ever made them for him. I guess it was mom’s cookie making that made him fall in love with these treats.

While you can easily half the recipe I’ve included below, we decided to mix up the full batch and bless our neighbors with some treats. I will warn you, if you’re making the whole batch you will need a LARGE bowl!

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  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar2 cups brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 9 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup M&M’s
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Mix all the moist ingredients in a bowl. Then mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the moist ingredients over the dry and mix well. Drop by the large spoonful onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

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