My hot beverage intake seems to double once November rolls around. The biting winter breeze and need for big scarves results in me reaching for the coffee pot or tea kettle on a much more regular basis. The perfect accompaniment to a cup of steaming comfort? Biscotti!

These recipes are playful and modern takes on an Italian classic. Make sure to serve them with a hot drink for dunking (the best part, if you ask me).

Dried lavender and fresh, fragrant orange zest form the punchy flavour base of these biscotti. Seriously delicious and ideal with a cup of Earl Grey! <Lavender Orange Biscotti. (Via Edible Sound Bites.)

Lavender Orange Biscotti

Made with whole-wheat flour, Chocolate-Raspberry Biscotti are completely acceptable at breakfast. Worth waking up for! (Via A Brown Table.)

Chocolate-Raspberry Biscotti

Gluten-free recipes are taking over! Ginger Almond Biscotti are rich and nutty thanks to this recipe’s gluten-free status (it cleverly uses almond flour in the dough). (Via Running to the Table.)

Ginger Almond Biscotti

Dried fruit + chocolate = true holiday spirit. Apricot White Chocolate Biscotti are like a modern take on the classic fruitcake. Crisp, light and full of apricot flavour. (Via Some Kitchen Stories.)

Apricot White Chocolate Biscotti

Cloying desserts are out! Faintly sweet treats are in! Maple Pecan Biscotti are subtle and sophisticated, with a good bit of crunch! (Via Sweet Pea’s Kitchen.)

Maple Pecan Biscotti

While some biscotti are best enjoyed mid-morning with a cup of tea, others claim the status of dessert. Salted Caramel Chocolate Biscottiare indulgent, delicious and undeniably worthy of a dessert course. (Via Jelly Toast.)

Salted Caramel Chocolate Biscotti

Keep it simple! Keep it classic! Brown Butter Biscotti pack a nutty bite and brown-sugar crunch. Amazing when dipped in espresso. (Via Domestic Deborah.)

Brown Butter Biscotti

I love the idea of taking the world’s best loved cookie and making it new and just a little different. Chocolate Chip Biscotti does just that! Serve this one with cold milk. (Via Deliciously Declassified.)

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Think kids don’t like biscotti? Think again. What child could say no to the obvious awesomeness of these Oreo Biscotti? (Via Bake Me Blush.)

Oreo Biscotti

Leftover Halloween candy finds a new home (and perfect fit!) in Peanut Butter Cup Biscotti. (Via Tracey’s Culinary Adventures.)

Peanut Butter Cup Biscotti

What’s your favourite hot drink to dunk your biscotti in?