This Gingerbread Biscotti the BEST biscotti recipe for the Christmas season and beyond. Full of spice and sweetness and then drizzled with white chocolate – it is an easy and delicious biscotti perfect for dipping in a cuppa tea.
It’s that time of year friends, our Christmas Baking Frenzy is back for it’s 3rd year and I am so excited to get started! I am also participating in an online cookie swap with Houseful of Cookies and really wanted to think of a special cookie I knew everyone would enjoy and that would really make you think of Christmas…so here it is, my Gingerbread Biscotti. It tastes just like a gingerbread cookie with the crunchiness of a good biscotti and of course is drizzled with a little white chocolate to add a hint of sweetness for dipping in your favorite cup of coffee or tea!
More Gingerbread PLEASE!
I don’t know about you, but when I think of the holidays I always think of the smell of gingerbread and the times I spent assembling the pre-made house kits as a kid…or should I say the time I spent eating half of the bagged candies that came with the kit and slopping together the house with whatever I had left (hey we’ve all been there right!).
If you have never made a biscotti before, do not worry, I got you! The most important thing about making your Gingerbread Biscotti is to really watch the time, in fact you should always use a timer…ALWAYS! Now, dust off your Christmas apron and get ready friends, we are just getting started!
FAQs for Gingerbread Cookies
Should Gingerbread be Hard or Soft?
It will all depend on what type of gingerbread cookie you are trying to make. The traditional gingerbread boy/girl cookie can be either soft or hard – though most bakery style cookies are harder on the outside and deliciously soft in the center. If you are making a biscotti version like ours then your gingerbread will be hard as this is the style of the cookie.
What does Gingerbread taste like?
Delicious that’s what! There are a number of spices that go into the gingerbread spice mix; ginger, allspice, cloves and cinnamon which make a perfect combination of sweet and slightly spiced flavors. When this spice blend is combined with butter, sugar and flour to create a cookie you end up with a deliciously warm depth that leaves you wanting more.
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The key to making the perfect biscotti cookie is definitely in the baking process- the double bake process makes them crunchy. I truly believe that a good baking sheet is where it’s at when it comes to making ANY cookie recipe. It all comes down to the quality of your ingredients as well as your equipment!
Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe
Delicious Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe
- 2 1/4 c Flour
- 1 1/4 c Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1/4 tsp Allspice
- 1 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 c Butter softened
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tbsp Molasses
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 c White Chocolate optional, for dipping/drizzle
- Preheat oven to 350 F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.
- In your mixer cream together butter with sugar.
- In a small bowl whisk your eggs and molasses then add to butter mixture with vanilla and combine.
- In a medium bowl sift together your dry ingredients and then add slowly to your wet mixture (it will become a thick batter).
- Form into logs (10″x 2″ approx) and bake for 20-23 minutes (until slightly firm to the touch but NOT hard, should have a “spring” to it)
- Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before cutting into 1″ stripes (see photos)
- Place face down on baking sheet and bake for additional 6, flip and repeat for 6 minutes (they should be slightly golden)
- Allow to cool completely before adding a chocolate drizzle/dip if you prefer!
If you have followed our Christmas Baking in previous years than you already know I have a “cheat” biscotti recipe up as well! It is a great one if you don’t like the traditional crunchy biscotti, and it is loaded with chocolate. Go check out my Chocolate Brownie Biscotti now and stay tuned for our next cookie.