Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti-perfect for dunking and makes a great gift!

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti-perfect for dunking and makes a great gift!

So I went to Walmart today. It was time for the monthly run. I had my list. I knew what I needed to get. I also knew I needed to do a little Christmas shopping. It started out innocently enough. I went and picked up shampoo and hair color (I used to be a natural blonde, now I need a little help.) Then I headed over to the toy section. I’m shopping for ages 13, 10, 8 and 6 girls and 15 and 2 boys. The “big” gifts have already been purchased so it’s looking for the smaller things but let me tell you, in this day and age of everything’s electronic…

I did pick up a few small items, stocking stuffer type stuff, but really, I need some ideas. All the stuff that would be cool for the 2 year old, said ages 6+, I’m probably a bad Grandma but I got him a nerf gun anyway. Hey, the kid has two older sisters, he needs to learn to defend himself!

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti

And girls, they should be easy to shop for right? NO! The 13 and 10 year old would love a bucket full of makeup  but I have a problem with letting my girls go around town looking like clowns. And honestly, how many lip glosses does a girl need? I did find some adorable fun socks for all the girls. I know, socks? I’m the mom that buys socks and underwear for everyone at Christmas.

At least the hubby is easy to shop for. We just get little things for each other and then in January, we’ll go on a shopping trip, just the two of us, and get what we want.

At least my son-n-law is easy. Food. He’s deployed in Afghanistan right now so care packages mean the world to him and to all that are deployed. Just a little bit of home in a box.

This biscotti was part of that care package. Biscotti is the perfect shippable food. Has a good shelf life, is sturdy, stays fresh, and yes, tastes wonderful. I loved this with my morning coffee, a grown up Cinnamon toast.

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti-perfect for dunking and makes a great gift!

I found this recipe over at The Busty Baker. She’s got so many wonderful recipes, you really need to pay her a visit. While there check out her Buckeye Cookies and her Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies.

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti
adapted the Busty Baker

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract (can use vanilla or almond also)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • for topping
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 4-5 minutes. Add egg and egg yolk, beating well. Blend in butter extract. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, just give a quick stir with a whisk or fork to blend. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, 1 cup at a time, making sure ingredients come together to form a stiff dough.
  2. Shape dough into a long log, about 3 inches by 10-12 inches. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg, combine sugar and cinnamon topping and generously sprinkle over log. Bake for 45 minutes in a preheated 325 degree oven. Remove from oven and while still warm, slice diagonally into 3/4 to 1 inch slices. Place slices back on baking tray, slice side down. sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar. Place back in oven for 15 minutes, until just golden.
  3. Let cool completely then store in air tight container.

Notes

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Comments

  1. These sound wonderful, especially with a cup of hot coffee! Yummy :)

  2. What a lovely post! From your sweet holiday musings to your sparkling Cinnamon Biscotti and the feather light whisper of a package sent to a loved one far from home during the holiday season, well done! I’m charmed!

  3. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Wow, Joan! I’ll be dreaming of this all day long!

  4. These look fantastic! Cinnamon is without a doubt the best spice ever :-)

  5. Food is the best gift! :) This looks delicious!

  6. Fantastic! I need to bake myself a batch too.

  7. I need to do some shopping runs and finish up some lists too! This biscotti looks fantastic…sure wish I had some with my coffee right now!

  8. These look delicious. I love biscotti with my coffee. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  9. Love this recipe! I’m a mom who buys socks and under ware for my husband, son and son-in-law for Christmas-nothing like a pack of spanking brand new socks under the tree,lol;-)

  10. My Mom always puts socks in my stocking – usually Christmas ones! The biscotti look divine! Cinnamon = love.

  11. I buy underwear too. Well, actually, Santa does. It’s a great stocking stuffer! :) Love the biscotti, this would be good in there too!

  12. For me it’s Socks and Pj’s every year! Everyone can count on it for Christmas Eve! I think this Biscotti Sounds Amazing!!!

  13. I love giving biscotti as gifts for teachers. I think I may have to try this recipe this year! Cinnamon sugar pairs well with anything! Oh and only grandmas can get away with buying a nerf gun!

  14. This looks so tasty! Yummers☺ You make Whimsy Wednesday look so good!

    Thanks for joining us,
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}
    http://www.smartschoolhouse.com

  15. I love that you and Mr. Chocolate have a fun little shopping spree in January. What a great idea! I’m doing socks in the stockings this year, too. My kids {my 3 teenage girls and my 10 year old son} have stolen ALL of mine! So they get socks.
    Great biscotti recipe! I’m so glad you shared it with us over at Wicked Good Wednesdays! Loved the care packaging tips, too!

  16. This will be on my kitchen bake Christmas list; it looks delicious. thank you and Merry Christmas.

  17. This will be my first attempt at making biscotti. I’m making it for a Christmas present along with a to go coffee mug. Wish me luck! Looks yummy! Merry Christmas and thank you for this recipe.

  18. I just made this and it is delicious! I don’t usually like biscotti, but this? YUM! It was so easy and it’s going to make a lovely Christmas gift.

  19. I love biscotti flavors that work equally well with coffee, tea or hot chocolate! Thanks for the recipe.

  20. I just made these! I forgot the extract, but oh well. They still taste wonderful. The texture is perfect, I couldn’t be happier. The only downside to this is it’s 11:30pm and I really want to have a cup of coffee with my freshly baked biscotti!!! I might have to settle for hot cocoa instead :) <3 Thanks for sharing this recipe! Found you on Pinterest.

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