Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
The triple threat in this delicious, crisp cookie is the ginger, of course. You'll be amazed at the flavor of this treat. Goes perfectly with a nice hot cup of tea or coffee so try it for breakfast, brunch, or just that mid-afternoon snack.
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch fresh ground pepper
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄3 cup uncrystallized ginger, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup cashews, coarsely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 325°F; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, salt and pepper. Sift onto a piece of wax paper. Set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar at medium speed, about 1 minute, or until well-blended.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping the sides as necessary.
- Add the fresh ginger and vanilla extract. At low speed, add the flour mixture, mixing just until blended.
- Stir in the uncrystallized ginger and nuts and mix until combined.
- Scrape the dough out onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Moisten your hands with water and shape the dough into a 12-inch log with inch-high sides.
- Round the ends or taper them as best as you can.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until the log is starting to brown.
- Remove the sheet from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 300°F.
- Loosen the log from the parchment onto a chopping board. With a serrated (bread) knife, cut the log on the diagonal, making each piece about an inch thick.
- Arrange the slices cut side down on the same parchment-lined baking sheet, about ½-inch apart from one another.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the biscotti are dry and beginning to color around the edges.
- Let cool 5 minutes on the sheet and then transfer to a wire rack.