CINNAMON STREUSEL BISCOTTI – something other than pumpkin for fall πŸ‚

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. Erma Bombeck

Hi there,

I was at Trader Joes the other day and couldn’t resist buying a jar of salted carmel. Of course, I didn’t have the slightest idea what I was going to do with it. I went through my baking cabinet and found a box of Betty Crocker’s Cinnamon Streusel Muffin Mix. I thought, “Perfect! It isn’t pumpkin flavor.” I have become a little overwhelmed lately by the number of pumpkin products that have overtaken every other flavor of autumn. So, if you are in for a little bit of pumpkin rebellion, give these cookies a try.

These are super easy biscotti to make and are the perfect accompaniment, while watching the brilliant orange sunsets of an autumn afternoon, to tea, coffee, or a glass of red wine.



  • 1 box of Betty Crocker’s Cinnamon Streusel Muffin Mix
  • 1 cup of mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of glazed walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of salted caramel


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine both packets of the Muffin Mix with the butter and eggs
  • Add the glazed walnuts and chocolate chips
  • On a parchment paper cookie sheet
  • Divide the dough in half and shape into a loaf shape
  • Bake for 20 25 minutes, the loaves should be light brown
  • Let cool and then cut into slices
  • Laying the slices flat return to the oven for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Let cool
  • Melt the carmel sauce and lightly frost the cookies

Talk soon, πŸ’•πŸŽƒ Bernadette

22 responses to “CINNAMON STREUSEL BISCOTTI – something other than pumpkin for fall πŸ‚”

  1. Mmmm, I love cinnamon any time of year. This is a really interesting and easy way to make biscotti, and I am all for the salted caramel, too! A word to the wise, just steer clear of Trader Joe’s during October. I love pumpkin spice but I still find that place a little overkill. πŸ˜‚

  2. These look and sound delicious, Bern! When the pandemic shutdown first occurred, Todd got into the habit of making biscotti. We would enjoy them in the afternoon with espresso. He never ventured beyond lemon, orange cranberry, or almond chocolate chip, but they were all good. I will share this recipe with him and hope he takes the big hint!

    And we have Starbucks to blame for the pumpkin pie spice craze. It all began with their pumpkin spice lattes. Dunkin soon followed suit, and now it seems to have influenced all kinds of food. Can we say overkill?

  3. we don’t have pumpkin pie spice here but we do have lots of pumpkin in winter (which this is not). every cafe makes it into soup. your biscotti sound delightful.

  4. Love the ease of these biscotti – and with the salted caramel topping they sound delicious! I will definitely have to give these a try. I am not a big fan of the pumpkin-craze either but enjoy seeing these pumpkins πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ on Halloween! Have a wonderful day Bernadette 😊

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. If you like this recipe, please give it to your friends.

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