GINGERBREAD BISCOTTI

 

  • Cooking Time: 40
  • Servings: 30
  • Preparation Time: 15min (not including res

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup crystallized ginger (chopped) (optional)
  • 1 cup of almonds, toasted then chopped
  • white chocolate (optional but very yummy)

Directions

  • Split ginger in half. Finely chop one half, and coarsely chop the other. Set aside.
  • Combine all spices, salt and pepper, and both sugars.
  • Beat in butter until fluffy.
  • Add in eggs then molasses, until smooth.
  • Stir in chopped crystalized ginger and almonds....
  • Sift in flour and baking powder
  • Beat until just mixed. Dough should be thick and a little sticky
  • Divide dough in half and wrap with plastic wrap
  • Chill for 2-3 hours
  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Shape each portion of dough into a log
  • (1/2 inch thick, 2 inches wide and 12 inches long)
  • Place on greased pan, 2 inches apart
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, then remove from oven
  • Lower oven to 300, cool logs for about 10 minutes
  • Slice each loaf into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • Places slices back on cookie sheet and put back into the oven
  • Bake for another 10 minutes
  • let cool. If you want to use the white chocolate, melt it on a double boiler and either dip part of the biscotti in it or drizzle.

Notes

Last year when I was making my holiday cookies, I was asked by some friends to make some biscotti. Not wanting to make MORE cookies, I decided to not make one cookie in favor of the biscotti. I make this great molasses spice cookie, so gingerbread sounded really good, but there was not a lot of recipes out there that I could find (that I liked). I took a nice biscotti recipe and added in the seasonings from my molasses spice cookie and played with it and this is what I got.

Then I was on here at Bakespace to see if anyone else had any gingerbread biscotti recipes, so that maybe i might see something different that someone liked and play a little more with it, but there were none! so! here is mine!

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