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Gingerbread Biscotti

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

3 dozen

Cranberries and almonds pair well with the mild gingerbread flavor in these cookies from our Test Kitchen. The crisp cookies taste terrific with a steaming cup of coffee.
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Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and molasses. Combine the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually add to the egg mixture and mix well. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead in almonds and cranberries.
  2. Divide dough in half; shape each portion into a 14x3-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 24-26 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a cutting board; with a serrated knife, cut each rectangle into 18 slices. Place slices cut side down on greased baking sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until firm and crisp, turning once. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 filled pita half: 118 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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