Friday 28 November 2014

Gingerbread Biscotti

As promised, the recipe for the Gingerbread Biscotti that was part of our Thanksgiving dessert collection.

Our oldest son's girlfriend made a beautiful batch of this biscotti.  The gingerbread flavour is just right, the texture is perfect, and the white chocolate puts these over the top.

Twice baking the biscotti gives them a crunchy texture, perfect for dunking in a cup of coffee.

They are not overly sweet, and there's just enough heat from the ginger.  They really were amazing!

If you've never made biscotti before, and if you like gingerbread, this is a great recipe to try.

Gingerbread Biscotti

Makes 4 dozen


1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
3/4 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tbsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1 cup white chocolate chips
1 tbsp coconut oil or vegetable shortening


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

In a large bowl, mix together butter, 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 a cookie sheet. 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.

Remove from oven, and set aside to cool. 

Prepare white chocolate for dipping by melting together chips and oil over low heat until smooth.  Here’s a step by step tutorial for melting chocolate.

Dip one half of each biscotti in melted chocolate and allow to harden before serving.

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  1. I love making biscotti! This recipe sounds delicious!

  2. There's nothing better than a cup of coffee and some biscotti. I'm definitely trying this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing!

  3. OH MY delicious. I love gingerbread anything, as you can see from all my gingerbread recipes on my site :)
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  4. Does it stay softer if you do not bake the additional minutes or is it just not "done"

  5. Oooh yum! I've had biscotti on my "to bake" list for so long, this really does look delicious! Thanks for linking up to The Pretty Pintastic Party!

  6. Hey, Jenn! This looks so delicious. I love biscotti, but I never would have thought of this flavor combo. YUM! Pinned. :)

  7. Yumm this look like it should be in Starbucks! I would love for you to share a post on my Meet Up Monday Blog Party!
    Jenny Marie

  8. Oh yum yum yum. I think these would be great for my Christmas table too!! Looks amazing.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  9. Pinned! Sounds amazing! :) YUM!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  10. What a pretty homemade Christmas gift this would make!

  11. Oh my goodness, this biscotti looks DIVINE! I love gingerbread and bet the flavors tasted amazing :) thanks so much for sharing on The Makers!

    Amy | Club Narwhal

  12. Oh, this looks so good. I am craving some hot coffee and biscotti now.

    Also wanted to stop by and say thanks for joining the Dec Hobnob. And I am your newest follower.:)

    -Priyam @

  13. Hi there, I hopped over from Make It Pretty Monday! What a fabulous recipe--I can think of a few people who would love this for a gift! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Cecilia

  14. Oh, yum! I love anything gingerbread. These are definitely going on my Christmas baking list!

  15. I've made a lot of biscotti over the years but I've never tried gingerbread flavor. I think the white chocolate not only makes it taste yummy but also gives a nod to the gingerbread cookie frosting.

  16. I have never made biscotti (hangs head in shame). I love anything gingerbread this time of year and I MUST make some biscotti as I absolutely love eating them. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare (

  17. Oh yummy! I'm going to make this as I absolutely love gingerbread! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Coming over from Fluster's Creative Muster.
    Cecilia B.

  18. I love biscotti and this recipe sounds marvelous.

    visiting from Tasty Tuesdays

  19. Yum! I might try these.
    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  20. These would go great with an evening espresso. Thanks for sharing with Tasty Tuesdays!

  21. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board. I love gingerbread so can't wait to bake a batch of these.

  22. Oh yum!!. Thanks for linking up to Project Pin it. I will be pinning this to the Project Pin it board on Pinterest.


  23. Hi Jenn! These look scrumptious and I love gingerbread. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing! :D Pinning it!

  24. These look and sound delicious, pinning! Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things :)

  25. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing it on the TGIF HOP. I am featuring it on this weeks TGIF HOP!


  26. Delicious.Thank you for linking up at Bloggers Brags. I've pinned your post to Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board. We would love to see you again next monday.

  27. Oooo this looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing on this week's Inspired By Me Mondays :)
    Hope you can come back again & join us next week, Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough

  28. Your biscotti looks delicious. Thank you for sharing at The Southern Special.

  29. Hi Jenn,
    I can't wait to try your Gingerbread Biscotti, it looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  30. The biscotti looks wonderful and gingerbread at that.. this would be nice right now with my cup of tea can't wait to try these thank you for sharing the recipe.. with love Janice

  31. This biscotti sounds great! I'm liking the ginger too. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

  32. These sound perfect with a hot cup of coffee, and the recipe makes such a large batch! Thanks for sharing!

  33. You had me at gingerbread! Thanks so much for linking up at Creative Spark Link Party last week. Hope you link up again today!

  34. Wow.... just... wow! I need to make these! Thanks for sharing the post on my blog linky! xx (pinning now!!)

  35. thank you for sharing this yumminess at the cookie swap! Pinned to the Christmas cookies board ♥

  36. I'll take mine with tea! Yum!

  37. Sounds delicious! Your neighbor at Tell it to me Tuesdays.

  38. I've never made biscotti, after seeing this recipe, I have to make some.

  39. Hi Jenn,
    Ooo gingerbread biscotti... yum! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up with us at Talented Tuesday.
    Aspen Jay


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