Good Wednesday Everyone! I’ve been so productive the last few days with getting the house in order. It feels incredible to de-junk ALL of your stuff. Room by room, we’re getting closer and closer.
Yesterday, one of my son’s best friends threw him a little surprise going away party after school. It was so cute, because one of the boys in his kindergarten class couldn’t handle keeping the secret and told him all about it. I don’t think it mattered too much, because they all had such a great time. Thank You Hillstead Family! It meant the world to Mason!
Last week, I made these gingerbread biscotti and we LOVED them. We loved them even more dipped in a big cup of hot chocolate. You’ve got to try it to believe it. My husband went nuts for this combo and he seems to be the pickiest of the bunch. We’re already planning on having this Christmas Eve, I seriously can’t wait. Hope you all enjoy!
Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread and Cinnamon Chip Biscotti
For the Biscotti:
- 11/4 cups flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1-1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
- 1-1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup pecans coarsely chopped
- 1 bag of Hershey's Cinnamon Chips if you can't find them white chips would be great as well
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 large eggs
To Dip & Decorate:
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- hot chocoate I just used the Nestle packet for this
- whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place flours, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, baking soda pecans and cinnamon chips in the bowl of a stand mixer. In a medium bowl, mix eggs with molasses. With mixer on low speed, pour in egg mixture to dry ingredients until well combined.
- Divide dough into 2 equal parts and form into 10 inch logs 4 inches apart onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Each log should be about 2 inches wide. Bake for about 30 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes. Cut each log into ½ inch pieces on the diagonal. Place back onto the baking sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until nice and crispy. Remove and let cool completely.
- Place chocolate chips into a double broiler over boiling water. Melt until smooth (you can also melt your chips in the microwave if you prefer). Dip the top half of each biscotti into melted chocolate and place onto wax paper to dry. Decorate with sprinkles of choice if desired. Once dried, do yourself a favor and dip into hot chocolate. Then find yourself in heaven!
Have a great Week Everyone! See you soon with more goodies.
This looks awesome Jenny!!!
You did a wonderful job. I would grab one now as I am drinking my tea.
i just had a gingerbread biscotti at starbucks and was thinking it would be so fun and festive to try to make at home. great idea!
what a fun holiday treat-i could use these is so many different ways. not to mention they would be a perfect holiday gift to give to family & friends 🙂 you're wonderful!
I love dipping! Looks good!
Delish Jenny! Anything dipped in chocolate is for me!
I would love to dip some of my own!
WOW – those look and sound really amazing!!
great idea! love gingerbread and chocolate together.
My mom is the biscotti maker in my family. I bet she’d love these!
How delicious! They would be perfect for Christmas eve. YUM!
Gingerbread must be in the air – Ive just made some stixky gingerbread. This looks delicious, I love the spiciness of gingerbread
Those pictures are so so tempting FABULOUS!
Darn that Fisher. I didn’t tell him about Mason’s party until that morning when he was begging to go somewhere else after school. I just shouldn’t have said anything and been mean mom who says “no because I say so!” I’m so sorry!
I was thrilled when I found Hershey’s cinnamon chips for the first time last week! They were even on sale. Now I know what to use them in…but it will probably have to wait until January, as we are also moving this weekend.
that does sound really good together!
I like that you added in the chips too.
How sweet is that, that they gave him a party! I hope he doesn’t miss his friends too much, he’ll surely make more. Well moving is a great way to get rid of all the “stuff ” we’ve had and didn’t realize we had huh! The biscotti look wonderful Jenny, a great combination!
Hannah banana Jenny! These are so pretty and sound like a total delight! I am a total hot chocolate dipper! And gingerbread dipped in chocolate . . to dip in hot chocolate! Um yeah!
Dipping these in a cup of hot chocolate would make my day even better. Delicious.
Oh these look fantastic!! I’ve never made biscott before…but I just might have to now.
Mmmm, biscotti! It looks delicious, I like the idea of gingerbread biscotti, sounds great.
Oh yum they look wonderful!
Oh, yum. Yummmo. Yummo. Yum.
How sweet that your son’s friends wanted to throw him a going away party!
I love the idea of dipping into hot chocolate.. yum!
Jenny these look SO good! I’ve never tried to make biscotti, but these just might have inspired me!
Gingerbread biscotti- who would’ve thought? This looks like the perfect treat for this time of year, especially dipped in chocolate and hot cocoa- yummy! Glad to hear things are moving along for you- best of luck!
Oh my word! I have been wanting to make Biscotti lately (never have before) and have been looking at recipes online. Now I know which to make!! THANK YOU!!
the best part of being in the military (okay, not the best part, but a perk for sure) is that i move every three years. hard to hold onto junk when you are purging your belongings to move every three years! and are you serious? gingerbread biscotti? totally making some of that to take home for christmas!
I received some Gingerbread Biscotti in a cookie swap I did and LOVED them. Now looking at these decadent pictures and recipe-I want one NOW!!!! I’ve gotta try these.
Yes, decluttering is a job and a half (don’t you wonder WHERE all that stuff came from?…I blame it on the neighbors sneaking in and dropping their stuff off), but it sure does feel good when it’s done huh?
Glad your little guy had so much fun at his party!!!
I agree it feels great to dejunk! I’ve used two packages of the cinnamon chips lately and they are addicting. This sounds like a great combo!
Your biscottie looks good. I’m going to make my annual Christmas biscotti this weekend. I’m thinking if you and your big move.
I love anything gingerbread. These look fabulous!
These look so yummy!! What a great Christmas Eve you have to look forward to.
Glad you are getting everything de-cluttered!