Holiday Gingerbread Biscotti

Never have I looked at a log of biscotti and thought "Yeah, I wanna put that in my face."

Then sometime last week a switch took place in my craving motherboard and all my childhood dreams of eating cookies for breakfast came true.
On my way home for the holidays I got a call from my mom asking a) my ETA and b) whether I could bake cookies for my Grandma. My recent love affair with cherry and chocolate biscotti left me with biscotti tunnel vision so I didn't really have a choice. I had to make biscotti.
After recipe hunting for longer than I care to admit, I finally came across a gingerbread biscotti recipe from Jessie's Kitchen Chronicles. 

I didn't add the frosting because I don't think Grandma can handle too much sugar, but feel free to alter the recipe however you'd like.
Gingerbread Biscotti
1/2 c butter (1 stick)
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 tbsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
2 eggs
3 tbsp molasses
2.5 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350º F

-In a medium bowl combine the butter, sugars, and spices
-Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition
-Add the molasses and mix
-Add the flour and baking powder, mixing slowly to absorb all the dry ingredients
-Add the chocolate chips
-Move the dough to a floured surface and form into one or two logs, then flatten the logs slightly and place on parchment lined baking sheets
-Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and slightly cracked (not dough-y), let cool for 10-15 minutes, then cut into 1/2 inch thick slices and place them on the baking sheet cut-side down
-Reduce the oven temperature to 325º F and place the baking sheets back in the oven for 7-9 minutes
-Remove the baking sheet, rotate the biscotti slices so the side facing up is now facing down, and bake for another 7-9 minutes
-Remove the biscotti from the oven, let cool, and enjoy!


Wren KW 12/22/12, 9:49 AM  

Biscotti is my number one favourite food in the world. I don't know why I love it so much but my addiction started at the young age of fifteen. This recipe looks amazing and I am putting it on my list of things I hope I have time for over the holidays. Merry Christmas!

Chocolate Shavings 12/30/12, 3:27 PM  

These must be delicious dipped in a little coffee or tea!

Ana Cooks 1/8/13, 11:21 AM  

you always make me atarving with your delicious shots!!!

his little lady 1/10/13, 3:23 PM  

This looks absolutely delicious! Beautiful shots, girl!
xo TJ


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