With the temperatures now dropping, it’s nice to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a little treat to dip into that coffee. That treat is Cranberry Orange Pistachio Biscotti.

Dipping a cranberry orange pistachio biscotti into a cup of coffee

A classic biscotti recipe flavored with orange zest, studded with sweet dried cranberries and crunchy pistachios.

Being British, we tend to enjoy tea in the morning and coffee as an afternoon pick-me-up. Now that I live in the U.S and married to a coffee loving American, I’ve started to enjoy coffee more and more in the mornings, but also still enjoy a cup in the afternoons as well.

You can never have too much of a good thing. Sometimes, tea just needs to take a back seat, but there are always times to fit in a comforting cup of tea.

2 cups of coffee with biscotti

What are biscotti?

If you’re not familiar with biscotti, they are an Italian cookie that are very different to other cookies because they get baked twice. The dough is formed into a ‘log’ shape then baked until just golden brown. This log is then sliced into the familiar shaped cookies then baked again to obtain the ultimate crunch.

Biscotti are traditionally made with almonds but you can pretty much add whatever ingredients you choose and they always turn out delicious.

Do you dip your biscotti in coffee?

While enjoying a warming cup of coffee, I love nothing better than a little sweet treat if you will, to dip into the coffee, which is usually how they are served. We all like dipping (or dunking). Whatever you call it we all deserve a treat when enjoying the most popular beverage in the world.

When deciding what flavors to add to these Cranberry Orange Pistachio Biscotti, this trio of flavors are my favorite ands they are all ingredients you find around this time of the year.

Another favorite cookie of mine to enjoy with coffee or espresso are Florentine Cookies. They are a crunchy, almond cookie sandwiched with chocolate and nothing goes better with coffee than chocolate.