Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

These are easy, crisp and lovely to have with coffee or tea. I usually make them at Christmas. *On a side note: this Christmas 2006, I exchanged the 3/4 cup of almonds for 3/4 cup of candied ginger, chopped fine...just yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Blend in eggs and vanilla.
  4. In separate bowl, combine spices and remaining ingredients.
  5. Gradually add to sugar mixture; blend until dough comes together.
  6. Do not overmix.
  7. Divide dough in half; roll each half into a 12-inch log about 1-inch in diameter.
  8. Place dough on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Allow to cool on a baking rack 20 minutes.
  11. Cut log crosswise with a sharp serrated knife into 1/2-inch slices on cookie sheet.
  12. Bake at 350°F for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
  13. Cool, then store in a tightly covered container.
Most Helpful

These biscotti were wonderful. I pretty much followed the recipe--used a tad more almonds just because I had just a little more left but not enough for anything else. I also had some ginger I had preserved in a ginger syrup and used a little of the syrup. The biscotti were flavorful, very crispy. A winner in my household!

CheyenneAnn April 24, 2010

I also add candied ginger and sometimes other types of nuts or dried fruit. ALWAYS a big hit, and they make great Christmas gifts. Biscotti purists have scoffed at these, but they are delicious! One of my faves.

rosemarysallee December 12, 2009

Gingersnaps are a favorite cookie and these biscotti delivered. I added candied ginger to the mix which made it very flavorful. I will cut the ginger and the candied ginger in half next time. I also eliminated the almonds to have one biscotti on the tray without nuts.

819737 October 29, 2009