Gingerbread Biscotti

in Breakfast, Chocolate, Desserts

Biscotti NEVER excites me. Umm…well then why am I posting this you ask…

Well because this biscotti straight won me over. And it wasn’t immediate–it took a few days. The first time I made this biscotti I wasn’t that huge of a fan. In fact, I actually made this, took pictures, lamented on whether or not to post and then decided not to.

Buuuut then a few nights later (as in four days later) I ended up eating biscotti for dinner. (Totally normal.) And then something magical happened: I fell in love with dang biscotti. The cookie was tender and moist, and not the hard-as-a-rock-biscotti that I usually avoid at random coffee shops. It was crazy surprising!

Oh! I almost forgot! This biscotti kinda tastes like Christmas. In a totally good way. Not in a too early to think about way, but in a great in anticipation way.

And I mean, what other cookie can you leave out on the counter and eat four days later to amazing texture and flavor? Biscotti. That’s the answer.

Oh and um if you make this you MUST dunk it in your coffee. It’s just a must. And with the chocolate?! Oh myyy. Please promise that you’ll do this!

Gingerbread Biscotti

Recipe from Allrecipes

Print this snazzy recipe!

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup white sugar

3 eggs

1/4 cup molasses

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger

3/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/2 tablespoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.

In a large bowl, mix together oil, sugar, eggs, and molasses. In another bowl, combine flours, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg; mix into egg mixture to form a stiff dough.

Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a roll the length of the cookie. Place rolls on cookie sheet, and pat down to flatten the dough to 1/2 inch thickness.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool.

When cool enough to touch, cut into 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices. Place sliced biscotti on cookie sheet, and bake an additional 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until toasted and crispy.

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Mika November 12, 2010 at 4:00 am

Oh my gosh! I’m so glad you went ahead and posted this. It’s beautiful and just right for the holiday season! Thanks!!

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heather November 12, 2010 at 5:28 am

One of my favorite cookies to bake and eat. If you want a softer cookie the first day, try making ‘unscotti’ by only baking once (maybe go a little more than 25 minutes if you want the outside more crunchy). Slightly crisp on the edges, moist and chewy on the inside. Still perfect for dunking and dipping in chocolate!

Cheers and glad you’re on board with biscotti now,

*Heather*

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Adrianna November 12, 2010 at 8:46 am

Awesome tip!

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heather November 12, 2010 at 8:53 am

Enjoy!

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Rachel November 12, 2010 at 5:48 am

I tried my hand at making homemade biscotti for the first time last year, and I loved it! I was with you…I thought they would be hard, but they were surprisingly soft. Soooo good in the coffee, too! I’m bookmarking this recipe for later. ;-)

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DessertForTwo November 12, 2010 at 6:38 am

Genius! I can’t wait to try this! I think I’ll dip them in white chocolate :)

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Katrina November 12, 2010 at 8:35 am

Delicious! I’ve never made biscotti before!!

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Molly November 12, 2010 at 9:08 am

I can’t wait to try this. I love biscotti but have never made it. Gingerbread and chocolate? Yummy!

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Joanne November 12, 2010 at 9:36 am

I was never excited about biscotti until I made them last year. And then love kind of hit. I think it’s the letting them wait a few days part. LIke red wine. I think they get better with age. These sound fantastic!

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Tina November 12, 2010 at 10:46 am

U had me at hello when I saw gingerbread! Dude this can be such a great holiday gift ?! Ohhh and how delish would it be with pumpkin latte?!! I’m so making this for my holidays :)

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Adrianna November 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Umm..it’d be amazing. Good plan.

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Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant! November 12, 2010 at 11:48 am

hmm, maybe I’ll have to make these in the near future. But just the though of ginger cookies has me craving sweetzels ginger snaps (the best ginger snaps EVER).

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laura @ alittlebarefoot November 12, 2010 at 4:52 pm

i’ve been on a big gingerbread kick lately – will definitely have to try these!

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sterling style November 13, 2010 at 7:53 am

These look perfect for a cold morning like today with a cup of coffee! Yum!

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Laura Louise November 13, 2010 at 11:48 am

Looks amazing!! I can’t wait to make this with my mom when I go home for Thanksgiving :)

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Blair Destro November 15, 2010 at 9:32 am

Making them now, since I have all the ingredients in the pantry, and our fresh chicken eggs, a great way to use three of them!
Thanks for posting!

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Lora November 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm

What a great idea! They look wonderful. I love gingerbread.

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Joan November 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Got coffee sticks for sale here too, ok. Nothing special. It’s I guess nice having chocolate when you’re UN-WRAPPING PRESENTS! New Years Eve! Nothing Sound of Music couldn’t cure when you’re hungry though! And I gotta big huge coffee stain on my jean shorts now. THanks for NOTHING!

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d.liff November 17, 2010 at 9:18 am

Do I have to use the whole wheat flour? I hate to go out and buy more flour…

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Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes November 19, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Beautiful! I love baking biscotti but never saw a gingerbread one…this looks so yummy and “holiday-ish” :) I can’t wait to try them!
love,
cathy b.

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Mary B. December 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I made these but my oven must run hot. They completely overcooked, even though I cooked them only five minutes each side on the second bake. I noticed that other recipes call for lowering the heat on the second bake so I will try that. I’m sure the flavor would have been excellent but for the burnt ginger aspects, so if your oven runs hot, be super careful and monitor them closely.

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Susan December 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

I do not like biscotti, at least not the traditional, bake it twice kind. I started making a marble biscotti at Christmas time but I hated hard it was and I hate dunking. So my ever clever Christmas baking assistant suggested only baking it the once, cutting it and then seeing how it tasted. YUM! I love Biscotti this way. So now I am going to try the Gingerbread biscotti but only bake once and see how it turns out…thanks

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Adrianna December 17, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Oh me too! I love biscotti baked once, though I’m not sure if it’s considered biscotti? Whatevs. We can do what we want! Right?

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Natalie December 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Looks great! Did you just dunk them in a little melted chocolate to get that coat on?

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Adrianna December 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I did! I just melted some chocolate in a double-boiler with a little heavy cream and butter and then swirled the biscotti in it and let them set for 10 minutes or so.

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alissa December 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I am totally going to make these and give them to my kids teachers and every other woman requireing a gift this christmas lol! A handfull of these a recipe card and a coffee card who could ask for more?

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SB December 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Tablespoons of cinnamon and cloves and ginger….really?

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