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National Biscotti Day

Celebrate National Biscotti Day with friends and family - indulge in delicious flavors and create your own unique biscotti recipes!
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September 29
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Celebrate National Biscotti Day on Sept. 29 with an array of delicious cookies! This day pays homage to the crunchy Italian cookie that has been a popular treat since the 16th century. It comes in many different shapes, sizes, and flavors - from chocolate chip to lemon poppyseed - making it perfect for any occasion or snack time craving. Enjoy one (or two) biscotti today and make sure you share some with friends and family!

History of National Biscotti Day

National Biscotti Day Dates

National Biscotti Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1st Century AD</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Biscotti</div><div class='timeline-text'>Biscotti, which means 'twice-cooked' in Italian, originated in Rome, being a staple food for Roman soldiers due to their long shelf life.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Renaissance Spreads Biscotti</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the Italian Renaissance, biscotti gained popularity and were served at banquets of the Medici court in Florence.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Biscotti Commercialization</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the late 19th century, Italian bakeries began to commercially produce biscotti in various regional flavors, shapes, and sizes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Biscotti in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Biscotti were introduced to the United States in the 1970s, becoming a popular accompaniment to coffee in cafés and coffee shops.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Biscotti Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the popularity of gourmet coffee in the 1990s, biscotti experienced a boom in popularity in the US, as it is often enjoyed dipped into coffee or espresso.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Biscotti Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Celebrated annually in the United States on September 29, National Biscotti Day was established to pay tribute to this ancient yet still beloved treat.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Biscotti Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake your own biscotti</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making biscotti is not nearly as hard as it seems.  All you need is flour, sugar, eggs, butter, baking powder and some flavorings of your choice. Mix the dough, roll it out flat, bake it in the oven and let it cool before slicing into individual biscotti.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local bakery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to the local bakery for a variety of biscotti flavors. Enjoy different versions of classic biscotti with nuts and dried fruits or try interesting new flavors such as lemon or white chocolate.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a festive drink</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Crush up some biscotti and add it to coffee or tea for a special treat. Or make a festive cappuccino by topping off with crushed biscotti and cinnamon.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create dessert platters</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Design an attractive dessert tray featuring several varieties of biscotti along with other treats like fresh fruit, gourmet chocolates, cookies or candied nuts.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give homemade gifts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Biscotti makes a wonderful gift for friends and family. Package them in decorative tins or boxes along with a card wishing them happy National Biscotti Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Biscotti Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Biscotti is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Biscotti has a unique taste that is both sweet and crunchy. It pairs perfectly with coffee or tea, and is the perfect accompaniment to other desserts like ice cream and cakes. Plus, there are so many flavors of biscotti to choose from - chocolate chip, hazelnut, almond, cranberry - that you're sure to find something you'll love!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Biscotti is easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If you're feeling creative why not try making your own biscotti? Mixing up the dough only takes a few minutes and then you can bake your biscotti in the oven for about 20 minutes. You can even customize them with whatever mix-ins you have on hand - dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips - for an extra yummy treat!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Biscottis make great gifts</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing says "I care about you!" like a homemade batch of biscotti. Packaged in cellophane bags with ribbon ties, they make fantastic gifts to give during the holidays or as hostess gifts when visiting family and friends. Plus, they keep well for weeks at room temperature or longer in the fridge or freezer!</p></div></div>

5 Crunchy Facts for National Biscotti Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Biscotti baking has a second step distinguishing it from other cookies</h3><p class='facts-content'>The name biscotti originates from the medieval Latin word 'biscoctus', meaning 'twice-cooked/baked' which explains the biscuit's unique baking process. It is baked once in a loaf, then sliced and toasted.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Anise is the original flavoring for biscotti</h3><p class='facts-content'>Though biscotti comes in a variety of flavors today, it was traditionally seasoned with anise, a spice that imparts a subtle licorice-like flavor.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Biscotti was a travelers' snack</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the past, Roman soldiers and sailors would often carry biscotti because of its extended shelf-life, which made it an ideal source of sustenance for long journeys.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Biscotti have different regional varieties in Italy</h3><p class='facts-content'>Different areas of Italy produce biscotti with slight variations. For example, Tuscan biscotti are often almonds-based, while those made in Genoa may include spices like coriander and fennel.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Biscotti act as an important part of weddings in Italy's Puglia region</h3><p class='facts-content'>In many traditions of Puglia, a region located in the south-east corner of Italy, guests are given a special biscotti called 'taralli' as a wedding favor to wish the couple good luck and prosperity.</p></div></div>

National Biscotti Day FAQs

When is National Biscotti Day?

National Biscotti Day is celebrated on September 29 every year. In 2024 National Biscotti Day will occur on a Sunday.

National Biscotti Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Sep 29

Friday

2024

Sep 29

Sunday

2025

Sep 29

Monday

2026

Sep 29

Tuesday

2027

Sep 29

Wednesday

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