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Gingerbread Biscotti - drizzled with white chocolate

Gingerbread Biscotti

  • Author: Unknown
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


With its warm holiday spices, this is a great, not-too-sweet biscuit to enjoy with coffee. It also makes a great gift.



1 cup almonds, blanched*

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 lb butter

1/2 cup dark molasses

1/4 cup fresh ginger, minced

3 eggs

3 cups flour

1/2 tablespoons baking powder

1 tablespoon cinnamon, ground

1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground

1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground

1/2 teaspoon allspice, ground

White chocolate for dipping/drizzling, optional


Place almonds in an 8 to 9 inch square pan. Bake in a 350º F oven until golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool, coarsely chop, and set aside.*

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

In a bowl, stir flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and almonds. Add to egg mixture; stir to blend.

On two greased 12” x 15” inch baking sheets, use well-floured hands to pat dough into 4 flat loaves, spacing them evenly on sheets; each loaf should be about ½-inch thick, 2 inches wide and the length of the baking sheet. **

Bake in a 350º F oven until browned at edges and springy to touch, about 25 minutes; switch positions of pans halfway through baking.

Let loaves stand on baking sheets until cool to touch then cut into long, ½-inch thick diagonal slices. On baking sheets, arrange slices close together with a cut side down. Return to oven and bake until cookies are brown, 15 to 18 minutes longer; switch positions of pans halfway through baking.

Transfer biscotti to racks and let cool completely.

If desired, dip in or drizzle with white chocolate.

Serve, or store airtight up to 1 month; freeze for longer storage.


*I prefer to leave the almonds whole because I like the way they look when the biscotti are sliced.

**I make 2 loaves, about 3 inches wide and the length of the baking sheet instead.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 180.05
  • Sugar: 11.87 g.
  • Sodium: 67.96 mg.
  • Fat: 7.55 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 2.88 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 25.33 g.
  • Fiber: 1.39 g.
  • Protein: 3.63 g.
  • Cholesterol: 30.63 g.

Keywords: biscotti, gingerbread