You'll want to give this easy homemade cookie recipe for gingerbread biscotti a try. It's the perfect addition to your holiday cookie recipes and easy to make. There is something comforting about the combination of ground cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg that makes this gingerbread recipe, and your house will smell good too.
The blanched almonds in this holiday cookie recipe adds a bit of extra nutrition into the recipe. Almonds are food that is nutritionally dense. For starters, a 100-gram serving of almonds is a rich source of the B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, along with calcium, iron, vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and phosphorus. The same sized serving of almonds is also a good source dietary fiber, the B vitamins thiamine, vitamin B6, and folate, and the essential mineral of potassium. This holiday cookie recipe for gingerbread biscotti can be found on the Grandmother's Kitchen recipe site. This is just one of the printable dessert recipes you will find on the site.
If you've never tried to make biscotti before, this gingerbread biscotti holiday cookie recipe is the place to start. Biscotti is easier to make than you might think, the trick to biscotti is that the longer you bake the biscotti at a low temperature, the crunchier the biscotti will become. So it really depends on the sort of biscotti you want, if you like dipping it in your coffee, you will probably want it a bit crunchier, or softer for eating on its own. And the gingerbread flavor is an added treat, perfect for one of your holiday cookie recipes. You might consider making up a batch or two of this holiday cookie recipe and giving it as gifts. Biscotti holiday cookie recipes make such great gifts because the cookies can last for a couple of weeks if they are kept in properly sealed in a cool place. You can also mail them, but be sure to back them with some extra cushioning, so they don't break. You can also store biscotti in a well-sealed container int he freezer for a few months, any longer than that and they will start to lose their freshness.
Biscotti are a dessert recipe that is perfect when eaten on their own, or you can enjoy them with a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass of milk. The name biscotti means twice baking, and it's the double baking of this Italian holiday cookie recipe that gives them their popular crunch. It's that crunchy texture that makes biscotti the perfect dipping cookie, and a nice addition to your hot drink. When you bake biscotti, you will want to be mindfull of the size of the loaf, as you will then slice it to the slices that will then be double baked. If you make the loaves to big, the cookie won't be a good size for dunking. Once you make this easy holiday cookie recipe, you will want to try different biscotti recipes to enjoy throughout the year. The possibilities for this dessert recipe are endless.
When it comes to making this biscotti holiday cookie recipe, there are a few tips that will help to ensure recipe success. One of the most important holiday cookie recipe tips is to always use a serrated knife, a bread knife works good, and use a sawing motion to ensure nice smooth slices without crumbling. If you want your biscotti slices to be similar to the ones you find at a coffee shop, you want to slice the biscotti logs at an angle. Once you make a batch, you will be able to determine the sort of biscotti slices you like best. Another tip is after the first bake of the biscotti holiday cookie recipe, you want to be sure and allow the biscotti to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes, but it is important not to let them cool much longer than that. The reason for this is that the biscotti dough will become too hard, and will become difficult to cut. And if you cut them too soon, the hot biscotti will easily crumble. So you want a happy medium so to ensure the perfect consistency. And then once the biscotti holiday cookie recipe is finished its second bake, make sure to cool the cookie recipe on a wire rack so they will perfectly crisp. **
Makes 12 cookies
This is a printable recipe.
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup molasses
1 whole egg
4 Tablespoon granulated sugar
2 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole blanched almonds, chopped coarsely
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F.
Lightly grease one large baking sheet with butter.C
In a large bowl, cream together butter and molasses until light and fluffy.
Add egg, beating well.
In another bowl, combine the sugars, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt.
Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until a sticky dough is formed
Using your hands, gently incorporate the almonds. Place dough on a lightly floured surface.
Lightly flour your hands. Shape dough into a slightly flattened log about 5-inches by 8 inches.
Place log onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Remove from oven and place baking sheet on a wire rack to cool 15 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees and leave on while biscotti is cooling.
Once cooled, transfer the log to a cutting board.
Using a serrated knife, cut diagonally into 3/4-inch slices.
Place the slices cut side down on the baking sheets.
Bake 15-20 minutes, turning biscotti over once during that time. Cool on wire rack.
Note: the longer you bake these at a low temperature, the crunchier they will become.
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Nutrition Facts for: Gingerbread Biscotti From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, molasses, eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, almonds.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 138, Calories from Fat 40, Total Fat 4.4g 7%, Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%, Cholesterol 24mg 8%, Sodium 86mg 4%, Potassium 138mg 4%, Carbohydrates 23.0g 8%, Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%, Sugars 9.4g, Protein 2.1g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 3%, Iron 7%
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