I've been looking for ways to use the molasses that was leftover from making those gingersnaps, and I was going to a friend's house for dinner so I wanted to bring something.. I stumbled across this gingerbread biscotti recipe, which was adapted from the Joy of Baking recipe. And thus, I decided to make biscotti for the first time. It seemed like an extremely simple recipe and I didn't even have all the ingredients -- I left out the oats and added a cup of mini chocolate chips. I also added about a tbsp of freshly grated ginger, which probably made them a little more on the chewy side. These were such a hit, I couldn't believe how much everybody liked them! They were nice and hard to the touch but were, at the same time, moist and a bit chewy. Who knew that biscotti were easier to make than cookies?! I'm definitely going to make these again, maybe adding some dried cranberries next time.
|I cut really huge biscotti apparently|
|laid out for the 2nd baking|
|flipped to bake the last side|
|the end pieces hehe|