Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Coconut & Butterscotch Biscotti with Pecans

Do you like biscotti?? Until recently I've hated it. What a poor pathetic excuse of an overly cooked cookie. Like duh Alyssa..! Biscotti means twice baked! It wasn't until I saw Ellie Krieger dip her Honey Pistachio biscotti in her coffee that I realized its purpose in life. Until then I thought it was a crunch cookie that people liked with their coffee. Once I found out it was a cookie you dipped in your coffee I was hooked!

I tweaked another biscotti recipe I had and made this one my own by adding pecans, coconut, and butterscotch - this threesome rocks.. I definitely recommend giving this one a try!

Coconut & Butterscotch Biscotti with Pecans
(Recipe By Me)


1 1/4 cups white flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup chopped pecan pieces
1/4 cup butterscotch chips

*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit
1.) Combine both flours, the baking powder and the salt in a medium bowl. Whisk the mixture to combine and set aside.

2.) Beat the sugar, eggs, canola oil, and vanilla in a mixer. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat on low until the dough forms a ball.
3.) Knead the dough a few times on a floured surface. Shape into a log that measures 10 inches long and 3 inches wide.
4.) Bake the log on parchment paper in the oven for 25 minutes.
5.) Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 15 minutes.
6.) Cut the log with a serrated knife on a diagonal. You should have 12 pieces and they should be ~ 1/2 inch wide.
7.) Place the pieces cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake for another 10 minutes on 350 degrees. Turn over and bake an additional 7-10 minutes or until the biscotti is toasted / golden brown.
8.) Remove and let cool. Store in an air tight container (should hold for up to two weeks).


  1. you are too funny. I just saw Ellie makes those honey pistachio biscotti last night and really want to make them.

  2. Sara,

    I know right?! I have to be careful watching her show because I always want to make everything!

    I adapted one of her biscotti recipes and this combo is fantastic. I didn't realize how well butterscotch and coconut fit.

    Thanks for leaving a comment,