Best Pumpkin Pepita Biscotti

Best Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

Bake a batch of the best pumpkin pepita biscotti for fall!  What makes this biscotti so great is the pumpkin flavor mixed with chocolate and roasted pumpkin seeds, pepitas.

You can bake this biscotti once for a tender crumb or twice for the crunch that you expect.  Some biscotti can be dry requiring extended coffee dipping time to before eating but not this recipe.  For the best pumpkin flavor use Libby’s Canned Pumpkin, not the pie filling but puree.

Easy Bake and Take Cookie

Whether you are making them for you as a snack or for gift giving this biscotti is easy to make, chill and bake. (Check out recipe below.)

Here’s the Scoop:

To make this cookie, mix ingredients, form into two flattened slabs and bake for 35 minutes, slice into 1″ fingers and bake again until desired crunchiness.  Dip one end of cookie in melted dark chocolate then into small roasted pepitas/pumpkin seeds. So delicious with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee. This recipe makes several cookies and they freeze well without the chocolate. Dip ends in chocolate right before serving for best results.

However you slice it this biscotti will be one to remember each fall season.


Best Pumpkin Pepita Biscotti Recipe

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Best pumpkin pepita biscotti
  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes+ chill
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert- cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American



2 cups unsalted shelled pumpkin seeds, roasted-divided

1 cup sugar

6 tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup canned pumpkin- tested Libby’s (not pumpkin pie mix)

2 eggs

3– 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 ½ tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup mini chocolate morsels- optional

Chocolate Dip Garnish

1 cup mini dark chocolate chips-tested Ghirardelli

1 teaspoon butter or shortening

1 cup pumpkin/Pepita seeds, roasted


  1. Combine butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl of stand mixer. Beat mixture on medium speed until creamy.
  2. Add pumpkin to butter mixture and beat to blend. Add eggs continue to beat on medium speed.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Stir by hand to mix.
  4. Add flour mixture gradually to the pumpkin in three batches. Mix until just blended.
  5. Add 1 cup pumpkin seeds to batter, stir to mix.
  6. Wrap semi sticky dough in plastic wrap and freeze 20-30 minutes to firm up and chill.
  7. Preheat oven to 350.
  8. On lightly floured bench, unwrap biscotti and divide in half. Roll each half into a 12” log. Flatten logs to 3” width. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. No need to spray parchment paper.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes or until firm.  Cool on a wire rack 20 minutes.
  10. Cut each log diagonally into 1/2″ inch thick slices with a serrated knife.
  11. Return biscotti slices on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes. If biscotti is not hard bake another 20 minutes.

Chocolate Garnish:

  1. Melt chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl at 25-second intervals until melted. Stir to blend.
  2. Dip one end of the biscotti in melted chocolate to coat, dip coated end into pumpkin seeds or sprinkle by hand.
  3. Store in airtight container or package for gift giving. Biscotti can be frozen with out chocolate garnish for up to 30 days.


  • This is a dipping cookie so it is a hard and crunchy cookie.
  • Makes a great gift wrapped pretty in cellophane bag with fall ribbon.

Other ideas you might like to try:

Pumpkin Spice Macrons

Pumpkin Donuts Hole Recipe

Liz Bushong


Liz Bushong is an expert in the three-dimensional art of entertaining. She transforms simple dining occasions into beautiful and memorable moments by adding a touch of her own “sassy” style. For the past several years Liz been entrusted to decorate the White House for several Holidays. She is a featured monthly guest chef/designer on WCYB TV 5, WSLS10-Daytime Blue Ridge and other television shows. Liz is the author of Sweets & Savories cookbook as well as past contributing writer for VIP Seen and Bella magazine. See recipes and ideas: and social media. Liz is offering a free download of Black and White Creative Tablescape Ideas when you subscribe to





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