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Gingerbread Biscotti

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Gingerbread Biscotti might be my new favorite holiday cookie. ?

I know that’s such a bold statement when these hot cocoa cookies and iced oatmeal cookies are also high up on my list but I truly mean it!

This twice baked cookie has an extra crisp outside that gives you that much expected crisp “snap” as you sink into the cookie center.  Quite possibly the best part of this Gingerbread Biscotti is that it gets dipped in white chocolate and then given a double drizzle of white chocolate. The white chocolate sweetness is perfectly balanced by the warm spices in the biscotti and you can decorate them with festive sprinkles because fun and cute!

biscotti on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Eating Gingerbread Biscotti is like drinking a fine wine. It’s always good to take your time and thoroughly enjoy it. You can start by just looking at the biscotti. You’ll notice the slight shine to the crackled tops. Next, let the wonderful aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, brown sugar, and molasses completely overtake your senses to create that desire to take your first bite.

But, there is another reason why I compare this Gingerbread Biscotti to fine wine. Tradition that dates back to the 1400’s talks about dipping biscotti in Vin Santo, which is a sweet wine, and over 600 years later that tradition is alive and well in my very own family. 

biscotti dipped in white chocolate with holly sprinkles on top.

The truth is, no matter how you eat my Gingerbread Biscotti, with a hot cup of coffee, cocoa, tea, a glass of red wine, or on its own, just take time to enjoy the brown sugar sweetness, warm flavors and the crisp, crunchy texture that is wrapped in chocolate-y sweetness. 

If you can’t get enough gingerbread, you’ll want to check out my recipes for Gingerbread Snickerdoodles and Gingerbread Man Cookies too!

Reasons You Will Love My Gingerbread Biscotti

  • The gingerbread spices fill the house with cozy smells while it bakes!
  • Even though this cookie has an extra step with baking it twice, it is really easy to make. No stand mixer required and no chill time!
  • It has that classic biscotti crunch we all know and love.
  • It’s a perfect any time of day treat.
  • Is a great cookie exchange dessert!

Ingredient Notes

I love that this recipe has pantry staple ingredients in it and not anything difficult to find. For the ingredient measurements and entire recipe, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the blog post where the recipe card is located.

ingredients in small glass dishes needed to make biscotti.
  • All purpose flour: The perfect flour for cookies and biscotti. Always be sure to spoon and level the flour into the measuring cups.
  • Baking soda and baking powder: helps the Gingerbread Biscotti rise and spread
  • Kosher salt: enhances the flavors in the biscotti rather than making it taste salty
  • Ground ginger: Such a great peppery, slightly sweet flavor and is the foundation spice in this recipe.
  • Ground cinnamon: This sweet and woody warm spice mixes perfectly with the other spices. 
  • Nutmeg: This is another important aromatic flavor in the biscotti.
  • Cloves: The last of the aromatic flavors in this biscotti, but it is very intense. The combination of all these spices taste just like a gingerbread cookie!
  • White sugar: adds sweetness to the cookie
  • Brown sugar: The brown sugar adds to the molasses flavor of these cookies.
  • Eggs: binds and leavens the biscotti.
  • Molasses: I use the classic Grandma’s brand.
  • Vanilla extract: Never leave out this “team-player” ingredient, as it enhances all the flavors in the biscotti.
  • Coconut oil: use this to help with melting the chocolate to get the right consistency
  • White chocolate chips: this is the perfect compliment to the biscotti and gives them a festive touch.
  • Holiday sprinkles: The sprinkles complete the holiday look for these tasty biscotti cookies.
biscotti dipped in white chocolate on a wire cooling rack.

I was always intimidated by biscotti and I have no idea why, it’s EASY! This biscotti recipe is fool-proof, I’m telling you. No stand mixer, it’s an easy to work with dough, and the double bake time is really simple! For the full recipe instructions, scroll down to the bottom of the blog post to the recipe card.

step by step photos of making biscotti.
  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  2. Whisk together the wet ingredients.
  3. Add the wet into the try and fold.
  4. Knead the dough just a few times.
  5. Divide into 2 equal sections.
  6. Shape into logs, about 1 inch thick and 10 inches long.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Cool for 5-10 minutes, then cut into 1 inch strips and place on their sides.
  9. Bake again at a lower oven temp for 10 minutes on each side.
  10. Cool then dip in melted white chocolate.
biscotti dipped in white chocolate on parchment paper with holiday sprinkles.

Tips and Variations

  • Use a serrated knife when cutting the biscotti to get a clean cuts.
  • To help with setting the first “dip” of chocolate: After dipping the gingerbread, place on a cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. This should help set the chocolate so you can easily do the second drizzle.
  • Feel free to use milk chocolate instead of white chocolate. Although white chocolate is sweeter, the milk chocolate is a nice compliment to the spices since it has cocoa powder in it.
  • Be sure to reduce the oven temperature to 300°F for the second bake. This will help prevent the biscotti from getting too dark in color and dry out the cookie at a lower temp.
  • Allow the cookie to rest for 5-10 minutes after the first bake, but not any longer than that. It will get challenging to cut.
biscotti getting dunked into coffee.


How long can I store the biscotti at room temperature?

They can be stored at room temperature for up to 1-2 weeks. Keep them in a cookie tin with parchment paper to separate the layers of biscotti.

Can I freeze the biscotti?

Yes you can. I like to freeze them in glass or metal airtight containers, and make sure you line each layer with parchment paper so the cookies do not stick.

Can I skip the second bake in the oven?

No, you won’t get a crisp crunchy biscotti if you skip this step.

How do I keep biscotti crisp?

Store completely cool biscotti, preferably in a metal tin as it will help maintain the biscotti crispness.  If you place the biscotti too quickly in paper or plastic bags, the biscotti will soften.  

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4.88 from 16 reviews

Gingerbread Biscotti

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 18 biscotti
This festive Gingerbread Biscotti is perfectly spiced, has a crunchy and slightly hard texture and sweetened with brown sugar and molasses. Dip in white chocolate and decorate with holiday sprinkles and dive right into this holiday goodness with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa!


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. molasses
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, divided
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or melting wafers
  • 1 Tbsp. melted coconut oil (optional to make white chocolate chips smooth when melting)
  • holiday sprinkles

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
    3 cups all purpose flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, 2 tsp. ground ginger, 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. cloves, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • In another medium sized bowl, whisk the sugars, molasses, 3 eggs (save the 4th egg for the egg wash), canola oil, and vanilla together.
    3/4 cup white sugar, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. molasses, 4 large eggs, room temperature, divided, 1/3 cup canola oil, 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold to combine. The dough will be a bit shaggy, and that's perfect.
  • Turn out dough onto a clean, lightly floured surface and knead the dough with lightly floured hands just a few times until it comes together. Divide the dough in half.
  • Place each half on their own baking sheet and shape into logs, about 1 inch thick and 10 inches long. (see video and photos for guidance).
  • Brush the tops of the dough with an egg wash. (this is just 1 egg, whisked)
  • Bake for ~25 minutes, it should be slightly firm to the touch but not hard.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for just 5-10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 300°F because we're going to bake them a second time! Slice into about 1 inch strips using a serrated knife. (Keep the end slices for yourself to snack on!) Dough will be soft so work carefully.
  • Place the biscotti cut side down and bake again for 10-15 minutes. Flip the biscotti on the other side and bake again for another 10-15 minutes. The biscotti may still be a little soft when you take it out of the oven but will crisp as it cools.
  • Microwave the chocolate and coconut oil in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until smooth and silky. Dunk half of the cooled biscotti in the chocolate and place on a wire rack and repeat with remaining biscotti. Allow the chocolate to set for about 20 minutes, then add another drizzle of chocolate over the top and decorate with holiday sprinkles. ENJOY!
    1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or melting wafers, 1 Tbsp. melted coconut oil (optional to make white chocolate chips smooth when melting), holiday sprinkles



  • This gingerbread biscotti is crunchy and slightly hard but perfect enough to take a bite into easily. For an extra crunchy and dry biscotti, bake them longer during the second bake and for softer ones bake them for less time. Just keep an eye on them, they have a tendency to get too dark if left in too long. 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1biscotti, Calories: 254kcal (13%), Carbohydrates: 37g (12%), Protein: 4g (8%), Fat: 10g (15%), Saturated Fat: 4g (25%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 34mg (11%), Sodium: 176mg (8%), Potassium: 115mg (3%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 20g (22%), Vitamin A: 51IU (1%), Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 81mg (8%), Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated. It should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Kroll’s Korner can’t make any guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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This recipe is perfection! The biscotti was not only picture perfect looking, it was perfectly spiced and the white chocolate set off all the flavors. Tastes so good with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Getting ready to make my second batch!

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I’m a sucker for gingerbread anything, so thank you for this recipe. I also love biscotti so this was the perfect combination! This is a great recipe and perfect for the holidays or the fall season with a cup of something warm. Yumm!!!

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My family loved these so much last year that I had to come back and find the recipe again. My Italian MIL bakes 10+ types of cookies around Christmas, so as a baker I needed to get creative to find my way to contribute. These were a smashing hit and make great gifts! Can’t wait to make them again today!

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Making biscotti was way easier than I realized! These taste great and the flavors are well balanced. My white chocolate seized… to no fault of the instructions, thinking maybe it was cheap or old?

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Tiare Nord

I made these for the holiday challenge. I don’t really like ginger stuff so I didn’t really think I would like it. It wasn’t hard to make and then when I tried it I actually thought it was yummy! The ginger is not strong and it makes it the perfect ginger treat! I was very pleased with the end result.

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What can I substitute canola oil for?

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Kim Beck

5 out of 5!! This recipe is DELICIOUS and was easy to make (I had my 4-year-old help)! What I enjoyed most was that none of the spices overpowered others. Sometimes the ginger in gingerbread is too strong for me, but not with this recipe. I used maple syrup in place of molasses. I will absolutely make this again.

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Namalee Salem

Hi Tawnie!
You’ve done it again with another incredible recipe! So easy to follow and turned out amazing. I have been following you for a long time on instagram and your content is amazing. Keep bringing us delicious recipes!

With love from Zanzibar, Tanzania