Biscotti Giveaway

The Big Biscotti Holiday Bake is in high gear! The bowls, whisks, spatulas, measuring cups, parchment paper, and baking sheets are permanent fixtures in the kitchen, beckoning to us each morning. The counter is strewn with nuts, fruits, liquors, and other ingredients for us to find in our flurry of creativity. The kitchen will be coated in a fine dusting of flour for the next few weeks and it is right about now I wish we had a dog to help me clean up the floor!

Of course the kids will each be creating their signature holiday biscotti. Our daughter’s Cinnamon Palooza was the big hit last year. I’ve got a glimpse of what they are concocting for this year and I don’t think you will be disappointed. The kids and I sat down and decided on a line up for this year, trying to take into consideration all the requests we’ve received. Although there is a good chance we will add to it or change it at some point, this year’s lineup starts with the following:

Lemon Thyme Biscotti with Homemade Candied Lemon Peels

Nutty Biscotti Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Mint Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Almond Ameretto Biscotti

Lemoncello with Toasted Pingoli Biscotti with a Lemon Glaze

Orange Walnut Biscotti Drizzled with Milk Chocolate

Peppermint Biscotti Topped with White Chocolate and Crushed Peppermints

Chocolate, Almond, and Marzipan Biscotti

Lemon Poppy Seed  Biscotti

Khalua and Espresso Biscotti

Almond and Apricot Biscotti

Root Beer Float Biscotti

Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti

Banana Cream and Roasted Walnut Biscotti

Blueberry Lavender Biscotti

We also wanted to try something different this year and host a Biscotti Giveaway. We are looking to you for inspiration, innovation, and ingredients. We are hoping that you might consider submitting an idea for a brand new biscotti, something you’ve wanted to try but haven’t or simply an original idea for a flavor combination that would knock our socks off. We wish we had more to share with you as far as criteria and rules go, but it’s really totally subjective.

Here is the lowdown. Baker One and Baker Two will each decide on a winner, because I am quite sure a consensus is totally out of the question, which will be announced online at Big Biscotti Bake. I can tell you the judges are very excited about their role in determining the winners. The winner’s ideas will be creatively turned into biscotti, either delivered by post or in person by little hands, in time to enjoy before the holidays. Please submit your ideas at the end of this post by Sunday, December 15th at 5:00 pm. It takes just a minute and you could find a box of biscotti on your doorstep in a few days!

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28 thoughts on “Biscotti Giveaway

  1. Fruitcake biscotti–but better than fruitcake–it could have candied fruits, nuts, and rum or a liquer of some sort.

    Morning Sunshine biscotti–orange flavors, maybe some candied orange or lemon stuff (lemonheads?), something crunchy like corn flakes, and dried cranberry or dried blueberry. You could eat it with your glass of milk for breakfast.

  2. for the morning sunshine biscotti I bet you could just grate lemon zest and orange zest in there

    Lemon Lime Soda Pop biscotti
    Lemon zest, lime zest (or chewy dried versions), use 7 up for the liquid, and for the pop–would Pop Rocks work? Or Lemon Lime nerds?

    Lucky Charms Biscotti–biscotti dough with Lucky Charms in it. I think the marshmallows in the Lucky Charms would hold up, don’t you?
    Or another sturdy cereal.

    • Love the idea of chocolate with the peppermint! Thanks for submitting your idea. I think this has high kid appeal and will fair very well with the judges. :-)

    • That is a fabulous combination! We love our chocolate based biscotti and I am sure that would be a hit. Thanks for submitting your idea. Check back on the 16th and we’ll announce the winners.

  3. in order to influence the judges and win their favor i submit the classic pb&j biscotti. it’s not fancy but all kids love some version of pb&j and i’m sure the baker can jazz it up a bit. PB&J PB&J PB&J!!!!
    or there is always something with maple……just sayin! :)

  4. Chestnuts! Roasted chestnuts with your maple penuche icing,
    Marron glaces (candied chestnuts) with rum and chocolate, saw a recipe for chestnut pancakes and cranberry compote- could it inspire something?). You can buy roasted chestnuts, marron glaces, and chestnut puree online at Amazon if you can’t find them in the stores or if you don’t want to roast or candy your own.

    • You are full of fabulous ideas! I’m going to look into it, since I don’t think I’ve ever eaten chestnuts. The combination of rum and chocolate with the chestnuts sounds interesting. And I think chestnut puree would work. I may have to order some.

  5. Have I missed a gingerbread biscotti??? Definitely a holiday essential. I love dipped biscotti, so I am going to suggest gingerbread with lemon, cinnamon, white chocolate, eggnog, spiced cream cheese, spiced molasses, maple, or orange “frosting”.

    • I have gingerbread in the lineup, but I like the idea of added frosting. Right now every one you mentioned sounds good! Spiced molasses and orange frosting maybe?




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