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Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Beat butter or margarine with the sugar and molasses in a large bowl until well blended. Add the eggs.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, spices and 1 cup almonds in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat thoroughly.
  3. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a log about 13 inches long. Flatten slightly to 1-inch thick and about 2-inches wide. Place rolls 4 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup almonds, if desired. Bake loaves for 15 to 20 minutes, until browned and puffed. Cool 15 minutes.
  4. Cut rolls crosswise, 1/2-inch thick, using a sharp or serrated knife. Place slices, cut side down, on baking sheet.
  5. Continue baking until toasted a slightly darker color, and firm and dry to the touch, about 15 to 20 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Tips

To toast almonds: arrange chopped almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Place in 250 degrees oven for approximately 10 minutes, until slightly browned. Cool