Abigail Joy Dougherty: Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Expert & Lover of Life

Pumpkin Gingerbread Biscotti

Happy Small Business Saturday!! I made this delicious biscotti for Thanksgiving morning and let me just tell you – It. Was. A. Hit.

The aroma was amazing; the perfect blend of gingerbread and pumpkin:)  A must make this holiday season! I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we did!

Pumpkin Gingerbread Biscotti — Recipe Adapted from The Comfort of Cooking

Makes 10-12 cookies


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 ounces real white chocolate, chopped, or white candy melts
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions                                                                                                                                                                  Photo Courtesy of  The Comfort of Cooking

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, sugar and baking powder. Whisk vigorously until the mixture turns pale yellow and falls back in ribbons on itself when you lift out the whisk.
  3.  Next, add the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, salt and vanilla. Continue whisking, aerating the mixture.
  4.  Finally, sift in the flour and fold it in with a spatula.
  5.  Shape the dough into a flat log about 3″ wide by 8″ long using wet fingertips. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6.  Remove from the oven, turn the oven down to 300 and let rest for 15 minutes. Slice into 1/2″ slices, place them back on the baking sheet and bake another 30 minutes, flipping them half-way through.
  7. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  8.  When ready to serve, prepare chopped walnuts and melt the 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.
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