I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving….we had a great time eating, laughing and eating some more:) It is by far my favorite holiday. I already miss the gravy…..but onto some fun Christmas post this month….I made these yesterday and my house still has gingerbread smell….mmmmmmmmm
I would make these again just to smell them. These gingerbread biscotti’s could not be easier. They are perfect to package up and give to teachers, family and friends. I am happy to kick of a fun cookie swap week with some of my other bloggin friends. Be sure to check out the bottom of the post to see who is posting with me this week. Let’s get this party started with these yummy treats….if you like the gingerbread biscotti at your favorite coffee house…you will like these even more. Only 130 calories…you can enjoy one of these sin-free with your coffee…perfect start to a winter day:)
- ½ cup butter softened
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 Eggs
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in large bowl.
- Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
- Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add molasses; continue beating until well mixed.
- Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed.
- Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 12-inch log on floured wax paper.
- Place logs 3 inches apart onto lightly greased (or parchment lined) large cookie sheet. Flatten logs slightly.
- Bake 22-25 minutes or until tops are cracked and logs are golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 15 minutes on cookie sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
- Carefully place logs onto cutting surface. Cut into ½-inch diagonal slices with serrated knife. Place, cut-side down, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Return to oven. Bake 9 minutes; turn slices.
- Continue baking 5-7 minutes or until cookies are dry and crisp. Cool completely.
Print up some cute tags and package up some for friends:) I just used brown bags, PaperJacks paper ribbon (on etsy), and a candy cane.
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