Overhead view of Gingerbread Biscotti on a white and gold plate with gold ball ornaments and cinnamon sticks and a cup of coffee surrounding the plate

Gingerbread Biscotti

These gluten-free Gingerbread Biscotti are sweet, crunchy, and have just the right amount of spice. These twice-baked cookies are delicious on their own, or even better dipped in a cup of coffee or tea.

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Overhead view of Gingerbread Biscotti on a white and gold plate with gold ball ornaments and cinnamon sticks and a cup of coffee surrounding the plate
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Gingerbread Biscotti

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 25 Cookies
Calories: 122kcal

Ingredients

  • cup (75 g) unsalted butter or dairy-free buttery sticks, melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup (150 g) brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) molasses
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • cups (270 g) gluten-free all-purpose flour with xanthan gum (I use Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour)
  • 1 tablespoon (5.5 g) ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.6 g) ground nutmeg
  • teaspoons (6 g) baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.5 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons (15.5 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 (3.5-ounce/100-gram) bar white chocolate (regular or dairy-free)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add the flour, spices, baking powder, and salt. Use a rubber spatula to lightly mix the dry ingredients together on top, then fold the dry into the wet to create a homogenous dough. Allow the dough to sit and hydrate for 10 minutes. It will be very sticky.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly flour your hands and divide the dough in half. Place the dough on the parchment paper and use your hands to shape 2 logs, approximately 10 x 3.5-inches and ¾ inch thick. Dust the logs with powdered sugar.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until dry to the touch. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the logs to cool for 15 minutes. They can crumble if you cut them when they are too hot, and also if too cool.
  • Use a sharp serrated knife to cut each biscotti log into slices about ⅝ inch wide, parallel to the short edge. For longer biscotti, you can slice diagonally. You should yield approximately 25-30 biscotti total.
  • Place the biscotti slices back on the parchment-lined baking sheet, cut side down. Bake again at 350ºF for 10 minutes, then flip the biscotti onto the other side and bake for an additional 10 minutes. They will be crisp and slightly golden. The biscotti will dry out more as they cool.
  • Allow the biscotti to cool on the baking sheet until you are able to handle them, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • Chop the white chocolate bar and melt over a double boiler or in the microwave. Stir every 20 seconds until melted. Add 1 teaspoon of oil to thin the chocolate, if needed.
  • Place the wire rack of biscotti over a piece of parchment paper to catch the drips. Use a spoon or piping bag to drizzle the melted chocolate over the biscotti. Let sit for 30 minutes so the chocolate can solidify.
  • Biscotti can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Biscotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 97IU2%
Vitamin C 0.03mg0%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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