Did you know that National Coffee Day is September 29th? My love for coffee runs deep, so I’m celebrating by sharing my recipe for Chocolate Dipped Spiced Biscotti. It’s a delightful biscotti that exists only to be enjoyed with coffee!
Behind the Biscotti
Biscotti means “twice cooked” in Italian, which is why these cookies are incredibly solid. As a result, the Italians learned quickly that biscotti is best when dipped into hot coffee to soften them up. Making your own is surprisingly easy, so even those of you who may shy away from baking will feel comfortable. The process is really straightforward: just two bowls and a wooden spoon without any need for machines. Plus, since you want a really dry cookie, there’s not much of a chance of making a mistake.
Bump Up the Basic
This is a pretty basic recipe, so I spiced it up for fall with cardamom and cloves. These spices gives the cookies a wonderful seasonal touch that actually pairs quite nicely with the chocolate coating. Once coffee is brought into the mix, the overall experience is hard to beat.