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Sep 9, 2022

Maple Pecan Biscotti

These maple and pecan biscotti are super crunchy and flavorful, perfect for dipping in your morning coffee and for snacking anytime you want a satisfying treat.  

Biscotti on a gray plate.

Biscotti, also known as Cantucci, is an Italian (originally from Tuscany) hard and crunchy cookie, or "biscuit," You can dip them in coffee, tea, or dessert wine, such as vino santo. Typically they have almonds or pine nuts. 

You can serve them plain or dipped in melted white, milk, or dark chocolate. 

Maple Pecan Biscotti standing up in a white bowl.

This biscotti is flavored with maple syrup and pecans to celebrate the flavors of fall. 

How to Make Biscotti:

First toast the nuts if you are including them in your cookies. Toasting them really brings out their flavor. 

In this case, heat your oven to 350 degrees F and spread the pecans out evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake them for 8 to 10 minutes, until fragrant. Do not chop the pecans to finely, as they look great in the biscotti after you've sliced the cookies. 

Pecan pieces on a rimmed baking sheet.

Next, mix the dough in the bowl of a stand mixer, beginning with the eggs, granulated and brown sugar, and maple syrup. I also included some maple flavoring to boost the maple taste, but this is optional. 

Beat in some melted butter and then stir in the flour, baking soda, and finally, the pecans. 

Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a 12 inch by 3 inch rectangle on a parchment lined baking sheet. If you like, you can sprinkle them with maple or turbinado sugar. 

Biscotti dough, shaped before baking.

After that, bake the rectangles for 30 minutes. Let them cool on the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. 

Slice the baked rectangles on a very slight angle with a serrated knife with a sawing motion and place them back onto the baking sheet, standing up next to each other with just a little gap between the slices. 

Finally, place the baking sheet back into the oven for an addtional 20 minutes, to further crisp the biscotti. 

Once the biscotti have cooled, store them in an airtight container. They will stay fresh for a few weeks. 

Maple Pecan Biscotti in a bowl.

More Biscotti Recipes:

Tangelo, Date, and Almond Biscotti

 Chocolate and Almond Biscotti

Cantuccini Toscani

Maple Pecan Biscotti with a slice on top of a glass of coffee.

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Maple Pecan Biscotti in a bowl with coffee nearby.

Maple Pecan Biscotti

Maple Pecan Biscotti
Yield: 40 cookies
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 20 M
These maple and pecan biscotti are super crunchy and flavorful, perfect for dipping in your morning coffee and for snacking anytime you want a satisfying treat.


  • 227 grams (2 cups) pecan pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 99 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 106 grams (1/2 cup) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavor (optional)
  • 75 grams (1/3 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 300 grams (2 1/2 cups) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple or turbinado sugar for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the pecans over the baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool in the pan.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or large bowl with a hand mixer), beat the eggs, the sugars, maple syrup, and maple flavoring. Add the melted butter and beat until completely smooth.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix on low until combined. Mix in the pecans.
  4. Divide the dough in half and shape each half lengthwise into a 3 inch by 12 inch rectangle and smooth the top with wet hands.
  5. Sprinkle the top with the maple sugar or turbinado sugar if using.
  6. Bake the shaped dough for 30 minutes, until set and light golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then gently transfer to a cutting board.
  7. Cut the rectangles on a very slight diagonal, using a sawing motion, into 1/2 inch logs and place them back onto the baking sheet standing about 1/4 inch apart.
  8. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  9. Cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack.

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Recipe adapted from SIFT Magazine, Holiday 2018, Issue No. 12. 

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