Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Gingerbread Biscotti

Biscotti are crisp Italian cookies that are perfect for dipping into coffee and hot chocolate. The following recipe is for Gingerbread Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle.

Packaged up with a cute gift tag and bow they make wonderful Christmas gifts!

Gingerbread Biscotti

1 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup molasses
3 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoons baking powder
3 teaspoons ginger
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


1. Place the almonds on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, stirring halfway through until golden. Be sure to keep a close eye on them, they can burn quickly.

2. Allow almonds to cool, then chop into small pieces and set aside.

3. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat sugar, butter, molasses until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

4. Using another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and almonds. Add to wet mixture and stir to blend.

5. On two greased cookie sheets, using floured hands, pat the dough into 4 flat loaves, spacing them evenly on sheets. Each loaf should be about 1/2 inch thick, 2 inches wide and the length of the baking sheet.

6. Bake in a 350 degree oven until just browned at edges and springy to touch, about 18-20 minutes. Halfway through the baking turn the pans so they bake evenly.

7. Leave the biscotti on the cookie sheets until just cooled, then cut into long, 1/2-inch thick diagonal slices.

8. Turn the slices over and arrange them close together on the baking sheets and bake again at 350 degrees until browned, 15-18 minutes. Transfer to racks to cool completely before dipping or storing.
Golden brown and crunchy.

White Chocolate Drizzle

Melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.

Let cool slightly and then spoon into icing bag or ziplock. Cut a small tip in corner of bag.

Drizzle in zig-zag pattern on each cookie. Let dry.

Place biscotti slices in cellophane bags and secure with twist ties.

I found the gingerbread stickers at Michaels and Walmart.

Finished cardstock and sticker tags.

I also found some Gingerbread boy ornaments that I added to a few of the bags.

Gift bags
Enjoy with a hot drink. Dunking is allowed. :0)


dot said...

KELLI, YOU HAVE GOT TO STOP THIS!! I came back to look at the shortbread cookie recipe and here you have another recipe posted. I'm going to be BIGGGGG! lol

Carole Burant said...

Lol at Dot's comment...she's right, though, your baking is always so scrumptious, we gain weight everytime we come here! hehe I've never tried making Biscotti but you make it look so easy, I will have to try it. Have to find out first if my boys like Biscotti! lol Thank you for sharing all these wonderful recipes. xoxo

Laurie said...

I love gingerbread ~ any kind! Your biscotti looks really good! my sister just sent me a batch of chocolate with nuts ~ delicious!!

Anonymous said...

So cute!

Ana said...

This comment isn't really about the post I'm commenting on, you'll have to forgive that. :) I'm commenting on your whole blog really. It's so fun, I love it! I love your sidebar with all the different links and everything! And your blog is so lovely, your pictures are so cozy and homey! :) I've really enjoyed visiting!

CONNIE W said...

These look wonderful. Am continuing with my blog after all and I popped in to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Robin said...

MMMMMM...that looks so yummy! I am difinitely saving this one to use for gifts next year!
Thank you!

Unknown said...

My goodness, I am putting on pounds just looking and drooling over all your goodies.

Thanks for posting your recipe.

Tracy said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Paula said...

Yum!!--This would go really good with some hot tea that I had today with lunch!! And the gingerbread flavor sounds really good!


nancy said...

Wow. Those are beautiful. and the packaging -- how festive! How fun! The people on your list are so blessed.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

All those cookies look so yummy! Wish I were there to help eat them! Cute way of packaging them as gifts!

Are you having Show and Tell this coming Friday?


rohanknitter said...

Yum! I love biscotti!

Jessica said...

Hi Kelli,
You chose a wonderful recipe to share with us! My husband just loves the ones I make that are chocolate with almond and the chocolate drizzle! Now I can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks again for the inspiration.

Ruth said...

All I can say is, "WOW!" You are just as talented as Martha Stewart. YOU need a tv program.

Disney for Boys said...

amazing!!! OK I want to be just like you when I grow up LOL I mean in 10 years when I don't have lots of little hands reaching for me all day! These are just amazing! I would love to just sit in your kitchen and watch all this fun going on in your home! Martha Stewart has nothing on you my dear, you are blessed with a talent only the Lord can give!

Anonymous said...

These look great. I have a reciped for cranberry. I didn't understand how to bake them though. You are a life saver with these pictures. Biscotti for dummies!! Thanks so much.

Blessings, Sandy

Naturegirl said...

Kelli these are my favorite! I will hopefully get my dear H. to help me make some! Thank you for sharing! I will be posting a movie review next post and I think you and the children will LoVe it! Getting my photos together..hugs hop along NG xo

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog, I love all the great recipes and the way you package up your goodies are to die for.

Thanks so much for sharing..

I am having a CHRISTMAS HOOPLA GIVEAWAY at Bren's Little Cottage, please sign up..
Also, Help me spread the word.

:) Bren

Anonymous said...

Extremely nice photosgraphs and the overall post is wonderful to just look at.

The food all looks good too.

Melissa E. said...

Mmmmm....those look so good! I am sitting here in snowy Ukraine and dreaming of gingerbread smells!

Anonymous said...

You have such great recipes. I have tried a few and they are wonderful. I just love coming to your blog.

Diane Shiffer said...

OK....another holiday baking recipe that I simply must try...

My kids'll kill me;-)

Just Mom said...

Wow. My gingerbread looks nothing like yours. I am in awe by yours.

Susie said...

...wiping drool off keyboard...

Gena said...

That biscotti looks delicious! I also love the way you packaged it for giving - too cute.

Betty said...

Hi Kelli, I hope you are having a good evening.

I am visiting your blog as recommended by Hootin'Anni
I'm so glad I did. I love biscottis, and I love gingerbread. I bought some gingerbread biscottis at Sam's recently, but I'm sure they won't have the gingerbread ones after Christmas.

Thank you so much for the recipe.

Susie said...

I usually buy my biscotti at Trader Joes. These look really simple. Now if I can just find some extra time to bake!

Linda said...

Thank you for the recipe. These look so yummy and the way you packaged them is just darling. What a nice gift to receive. Linda

Missy said...

one word YUMMY :) you're awesome. thanks for the wonderful ideas.


Anonymous said...

I want to make this recipe. Where do you get the celaphone bags? I enjoyed your blog very much. Thanks! Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Cindi Marie said...

Kelli, about 2 years ago I came across your recipe for Gingerbread Biscotti, and have been wanting to make it, as it looks sooo good! I usually purchase gingerbread biscotti from Sam's Club, as it's one of my favorite cookies, but one of these days I'd like to try your recipe. Not only does it sound easy to make, but the cookies look so yummy. I also like how you've displayed the cookies in the gift bags, along with the gingerbread ornaments. How cute is that!

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Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

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