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December 8, 2016

Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti

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Crunchy, festive and spicy, Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti make the PERFECT cookie for dunking in coffee or milk during the holidays. Dutch process cocoa powder, fresh grated ginger, molasses, butter and more meld together to create this deliciously spiced, flavorful twist on the classic Italian cookie. Bake up a batch of these Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to spread cheer this Christmas season. Enjoy with your favorite holiday beverage.

Crunchy, festive and spicy, Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti make the PERFECT cookie for dunking in coffee or milk during the holidays. Dutch process cocoa powder, fresh grated ginger, molasses, butter and more meld together to create this deliciously spiced, flavorful twist on the classic Italian cookie. Bake up a batch of these Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to spread cheer this Christmas season. Enjoy with your favorite holiday beverage. #spon

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I was always that kid who turned her nose up at anything gingerbread come the holiday season.

Gingerbread houses? Too cardboard-y.

Gingerbread men? Too crunchy.

Gingerbread cookies? Too SPICY.

I swear, I’m not Goldilocks. I’m just really particular when it comes to ginger in baked goods.

In my opinion, a little ginger goes a long way, and when it’s too much, it’s overwhelming.

Crunchy, festive and spicy, Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti make the PERFECT cookie for dunking in coffee or milk during the holidays. Dutch process cocoa powder, fresh grated ginger, molasses, butter and more meld together to create this deliciously spiced, flavorful twist on the classic Italian cookie. Bake up a batch of these Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to spread cheer this Christmas season. Enjoy with your favorite holiday beverage. #spon

Consequently, you’re probably wondering why the HECK I made Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to share with y’all today, right?

A few years back, you might remember that I made Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies. That recipe, well-loved by my husband and me, proved that I could enjoy gingerbread if it was done right.

So THAT’s the answer to why I made this for y’all. Because I discovered gingerbread can be good. Additionally, I love biscotti, I adore chocolate, and I wanted to put all of them together.

Crunchy, festive and spicy, Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti make the PERFECT cookie for dunking in coffee or milk during the holidays. Dutch process cocoa powder, fresh grated ginger, molasses, butter and more meld together to create this deliciously spiced, flavorful twist on the classic Italian cookie. Bake up a batch of these Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to spread cheer this Christmas season. Enjoy with your favorite holiday beverage. #spon

These Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti are spicy, chocolate-y and gingery in all the right ways. They’ve got a delightful crunch. Unsurprisingly, they pair well with both milk and coffee.

Furthermore, I’m pairing this recipe with a Silpat and Le Creuset GIVEAWAY. You’ll notice a few of their products featured in this post, and I’m giving away a set of them for the holidays!

More on this below…

Crunchy, festive and spicy, Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti make the PERFECT cookie for dunking in coffee or milk during the holidays. Dutch process cocoa powder, fresh grated ginger, molasses, butter and more meld together to create this deliciously spiced, flavorful twist on the classic Italian cookie. Bake up a batch of these Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to spread cheer this Christmas season. Enjoy with your favorite holiday beverage. #spon

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Crunchy, festive and spicy, Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti make the PERFECT cookie for dunking in coffee or milk during the holidays. Dutch process cocoa powder, fresh grated ginger, molasses, butter and more meld together to create this deliciously spiced, flavorful twist on the classic Italian cookie. Bake up a batch of these Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to spread cheer this Christmas season. Enjoy with your favorite holiday beverage. #spon

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Crunchy, festive and spicy, Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti make the PERFECT cookie for dunking in coffee or milk during the holidays. Dutch process cocoa powder, fresh grated ginger, molasses, butter and more meld together to create this deliciously spiced, flavorful twist on the classic Italian cookie. Bake up a batch of these Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to spread cheer this Christmas season. Enjoy with your favorite holiday beverage. #spon

In celebration of the holiday season, I’ve teamed up with the folks at Silpat and Le Creuset to give away a $91 value holiday baking package that includes:

Here’s what y’all need to know to enter the giveaway:

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  2. The giveaway is open until December 18, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. CST. One winner will be chosen at random and e-mailed within 48 hours. The winner must claim their prize within 48 hours of initial contact.
  3. The retail value of the prize is $91. Prizes listed above are the only ones available.
  4. Open to U.S. residents with a valid shipping address only. Must be 18 years of age as of December 8, 2016.
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Crunchy, festive and spicy, Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti make the PERFECT cookie for dunking in coffee or milk during the holidays. Dutch process cocoa powder, fresh grated ginger, molasses, butter and more meld together to create this deliciously spiced, flavorful twist on the classic Italian cookie. Bake up a batch of these Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to spread cheer this Christmas season. Enjoy with your favorite holiday beverage. #spon

Who’s ready for some BISCOTTI?!? (If you’re not into gingerbread, check out my

Finally, here’s how I made these beauts and how you can do the same:

Crunchy, festive and spicy, Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti make the PERFECT cookie for dunking in coffee or milk during the holidays. Dutch process cocoa powder, fresh grated ginger, molasses, butter and more meld together to create this deliciously spiced, flavorful twist on the classic Italian cookie. Bake up a batch of these Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to spread cheer this Christmas season. Enjoy with your favorite holiday beverage. #spon

Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti
Yield: 36 cookies

Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Crunchy, festive and spicy, Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti make the PERFECT cookie for dunking in coffee or milk during the holidays. Dutch process cocoa powder, fresh grated ginger, molasses, butter and more meld together to create this deliciously spiced, flavorful twist on the classic Italian cookie. Bake up a batch of these Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti to spread cheer this Christmas season. Enjoy with your favorite holiday beverage.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a large glass bowl, cream the butter, freshly grated ginger, brown sugar and molasses together until smooth using a hand mixer (or a stand mixer.)
  3. Break the eggs, and add them to the wet ingredients. Beat until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing at a low speed until the dough is smooth. It will be slightly sticky, but not overly so.
  6. (Optional) Using a hand spatula, gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. You may either divide it in half to make two shorter logs or make one longer and wider log, patting it down until the dough is in a rough rectangular shape that is about 4”-5” across (and about 16”-20” long) and 1" tall.
  8. Sprinkle with the turbinado sugar, and transfer to the oven.
  9. Bake the dough for 25 minutes, then remove from the oven, and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  10. When the biscotti has cooled enough to touch without burning yourself, use a pastry scraper to cut the biscotti into ½” to ¾” slices.
  11. Place the biscotti slices on their sides, and arrange on the baking sheet for the second baking.
  12. Return the cookies to the oven, and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes minutes, or until the biscotti have crisped up.
  13. The exterior of the cookies should be pretty crispy, but they should break apart easily, so transfer them to a cooling rack with care. (The cookies will firm up as they cool, too, but they should not become too hard.)
  14. Enjoy when cool with a glass of milk or your favorite holiday beverage.

Notes

Adapted from my Cranberry Orange Ginger Biscotti recipe.

These biscotti can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for at least a week, but they shouldn't last that long.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36 cookies

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 100 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 61mg Carbohydrates: 14g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

 

Finally, will YOU tell me how you feel about gingerbread?

What will you make if you win this prize?

 

10 Comments

  1. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    I bet these smell as amazing as they look!

  2. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Goldilocks! Haha! I totally know what you mean about the other options 🙂 These biscotti! How fabulous. I’m putting them on my “to-make” list!

  3. Amanda | The Chunky Chef

    I’m in love with this giveaway… two of my favorite kitchen brands. But this biscotti is definitely catching my attention… looks amazing!!

  4. Cathy Trochelman

    I love the sound of chocolate and gingerbread together!

  5. Lauren Keating

    Great idea for a holiday biscotti! They look delicious.

  6. Lauren @ Hall Nesting

    I’m the same way with ginger. But these sounds great!

  7. Lecy | A Simpler Grace

    This biscotti looks SO good! I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  8. cathy @ Noble Pig

    These make such a great gift.

  9. Terry Jordan

    1/2 cup of salt? Is this correct?

    • Erin

      Ah, shoot. Thank you for leaving a comment, Terry! It’s supposed to be 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. I just fixed it in the recipe. I appreciate you asking for specification because these cookies would be quite gross with 1/2 cup of salt…

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