Browned Butter-Ginger Biscotti

Browned butter adds a rich, nutty flavor to these giftable cookies. Add candied ginger and coarse sugar for a sweet, spicy topper.

Browned Butter-Ginger Biscotti in jar with green tree decorative topper
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
41 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 16 mins
30 cookies


  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 egg yolk

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • Chopped candied ginger (optional)

  • Coarse sanding sugar (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan heat butter over medium-low heat about 15 minutes or until butter is browned and smells nutty. Immediately remove from heat. Pour into a small bowl; let cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  3. In a large bowl combine the next five ingredients (through ginger). Make a well in center of flour mixture. Whisk eggs, egg yolk, and molasses into browned butter. Add to flour mixture. Stir until combined and mixture starts to form a ball. Gently knead dough until it comes together.

  4. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each portion into an 8-inch roll. Place two rolls about 3 inches apart on one of the prepared cookie sheets. Place remaining roll on the remaining cookie sheet. Flatten rolls to about 3 1/2 inches wide.* If desired, sprinkle rolls with chopped candied ginger and coarse sugar.

  5. Bake on separate oven racks about 25 minutes or until rolls are firm and light brown, rotating sheets halfway through. Place cookie sheets on wire racks; cool 15 minutes.

  6. Transfer rolls to a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut each roll diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on cookie sheets.

  7. Bake 8 minutes. Turn slices over; bake 8 to 10 minutes more or until crisp and light golden brown. Remove; cool on wire racks.


For shorter biscotti, shape dough into 12-inch rolls and flatten to 2 inches wide.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 58mg 1%
Folate, total 23.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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