Gingerbread Biscotti

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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. **

Gingerbread Biscotti

Ingredients

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


Directions

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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