Make the BEST Gingerbread Biscotti with this simple, easy recipe! Paired with coffee, these make the perfect Christmas treat! They are also great for gifting!
Is anyone else finding it hard to enjoy baked goodies in moderation this time of year? With so many delicious options everywhere I look, I may end up eating my weight in cookies this month!
These gingerbread biscotti are especially irresistible! Perfectly spiced and so good with a strong cup of coffee or tea.
These gingerbread biscotti are made with brown sugar, molasses and warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, clove and all spice. Basically, everything you need in a sweet winter treat to make you feel all warm and cozy. There is seriously nothing better than these Gingerbread Biscotti paired with a hot coffee to give you all the cozy holiday feels on a cold day!
I make this Gingerbread Biscotti recipe several times every holiday and keep them on hand for surprise guests. They keep for a long time so they are perfect for having on hand in the days leading up to the holidays. They are also great for gifting. Packaged up in a cellophane and tied with a bow, they are a cute treat to share with neighbours and friends!
To be honest, though, they don’t last long because we can’t help ourselves and devour them all before long!
What you need to make gingerbread biscotti
To make these, you will need:
- softened butter
- brown sugar
- ground ginger, cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg
- baking powder
- baking soda
- icing sugar
Step by step guide to making gingerbread biscotti
Making homemade gingerbread biscotti is pretty easy to do with these easy steps:
- Cream together the butter and sugar: Add the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and blend for a couple of minutes until they are creamed together.
- Incorporate all of the wet ingredients and then add the dry: To the mixture, add the eggs, molasses, and vanilla and continue to mix until everything is combined. Then add the spices, salt, baking powder, baking soda and mix well. Slowly add the flour until the dough forms.
- Form into logs and flatten out. Transfer dough to a flat surface sprinkled with flour. Divide the mixture into 2 equal pieces and form into 2 logs and flatten to about 1 inch height.
- Sprinkle with icing sugar: Place on baking sheet and sprinkle with the icing sugar.
5. 1st Bake: Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes.
6. 2nd Bake: Place the logs on a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut the logs into 3/4 inch slices on a diagonal. Arrange back on the cookie tray and bake for 15 more minutes.
How to store gingerbread biscotti
Gingerbread biscotti can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container or tin. They will keep for a couple weeks if stored properly this way.
Can you freeze biscotti?
Yes, you can definitely freeze biscotti. In fact, biscotti can be frozen at several different stages of baking. You can freeze fully baked biscotti, partially baked biscotti (i.e. after the first bake but before the second), or freeze the uncooked dough.
With all of these options, you will want to make sure that the biscotti (or dough) is properly stored in an airtight freezer-safe container or bag to avoid freezer burn. I highly recommend wrapping the dough in plastic food wrap as well for added protection.
I hope you enjoy these biscotti as much as I do!
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If you try and enjoy this recipe, I would love to hear about it! Leave a rating and/or comment below to let me know what you think!
- 1/3 cup butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons icing sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and blend for a couple of minutes until they are creamed together.
- Add the eggs, molasses, and vanilla and continue to mix until everything is combined.
- Then add the spices, salt, baking powder, baking soda and mix well. Slowly add the flour until the dough forms.
- Transfer dough to a flat surface sprinkled with flour. Divide the mixture into 2 equal pieces and form into 2 logs and flatten to about 1 inch height. Place on baking sheet and sprinkle with the icing sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes.
- Place the logs on a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut the logs into 3/4 inch slices on a diagonal. Arrange back on the cookie tray and bake for 15 more minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
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