Baking: Cakes, Cookies, Muffins: Ginger Spice Biscotti

Ginger and spice make your beverage cookie so nice! Add some to your holiday gift baskets!

Author: American Institute for Cancer Research - www.aicr.org
Date: December 26, 2012

Suggestions: As a food gift, place in package or tin and tie with a bow!

Serves: 40 person(s)
Yield: 40 x 1 biscotti servings

Preparation Time: 40 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins

Ingredients:

    1 canola oil spray
    1 1/4 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
    1 cup whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
    4 tsp ground ginger
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 1/4 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp allspice
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 large eggs
    1/3 cup canola oil
    1/4 cup unsweetened apple butter or applesauce
    1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
    1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped dried pineapple or other dried fruit

Directions:

    Preheat oven to 325F. Spray large cookie sheet with canola oil spray and set aside.

    In medium bowl, mix next 7 ingredients and set aside. Using electric mixer or food processor, combine eggs with oil and apple butter (or applesauce) for 10 seconds. Add sugar and blend for 30 more seconds. Add half of dry mixture and process until smooth. Add remaining dry mixture and process until a soft and sticky dough forms.

    Transfer dough to a large bowl; fold in dried fruit. Divide dough in half and place on either end of cookie sheet.

    With damp hands, form each piece of dough into a log 3 inches wide and about 3/4-inch high. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Logs will spread during baking. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes. With serrated knife, slice each log into 1/2-inch cookies, cutting on a diagonal. Bake 10 minutes.

    Turn each cookie over and bake 10 more minutes. Turn oven off and leave biscotti in oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Store at room temperature.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:62 cals
Kilojoules:259 kJ
Fat:2.2 g
Carbohydrates:9.7 g
Protein:1.0 g
Cholesterol:11.0 mg
Sodium:33 mg
Saturated Fat:0.2 g
Fiber:0.7 g
Calcium:18.0 mg
Total Sugars:3.9 g

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