Snickerdoodle Biscotti

Snickerdoodle Biscotti by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

Biscotti is something near and dear to my heart. You could walk into my grandma’s any time of day, any day of the week, and you would find a cookie jar full of biscotti. If you happened to snag the last biscotti in the jar, don’t worry – there was a massive tin sitting on the steps that housed the backup rations, and my grandma would promptly refill the jar. As a kid, we didn’t have many store-bought cookies; we had grandma’s biscotti. Our dogs didn’t get regular dog treats; they got pieces of grandma’s biscotti. (That is, until grandma found out, and gave a little scowl.) For the most part, biscotti is one of those recipes that I never feel much need to tinker with; my grandma’s traditional walnut-studded, butternut-flavored version is complete comfort food for me.

Recently, however, I’ve been craving something cinnamon-sugar and I’ve also had a hankering for biscotti, so I decided to throw together a snickerdoodle version of my biscotti recipe.

Snickerdoodle Biscotti by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

These turned out with just the amount of spice and warmth I was hoping for. They are perfect on their own, but anyone who has spent significant time in a grandma’s kitchen surrounded by biscotti will tell you that the only real way to eat a biscotti is to dunk it in your coffee. I was notorious for filling up a cup of coffee at my grandma’s, only to dunk multiple biscotti and leave a half-filled, crumbly mess of a cup behind.

Snickerdoodle Biscotti by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

Whether you like to eat them straight-up or dunked in coffee, these cinnamon-sugar biscotti are a perfect segue into the fall holiday season. It’s the perfect cookie to put out for company; fill up some cups of coffee, gather around the table, and have a relaxing afternoon with friends or family. It’s the way biscotti are meant to be enjoyed :)

Snickerdoodle Biscotti by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

One year ago: The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies
Two years ago: Pumpkin Soup with Apple & Spices
Four years ago: BBQ Chicken Pizza
Five years ago: Challah Bread

Snickerdoodle Biscotti

Yield: About 24 biscotti

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

My favorite biscotti recipe with a cinnamon-sugar twist.

Ingredients:

For the Biscotti:
2¾ cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Topping:
1 egg white
1 teaspoon water
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt; set aside.

3. Cream together the sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is thoroughly combined. Add the vanilla and mix to combine. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing just until a dough forms.

4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and rub your hands with a little flour. Divide the dough in two and form each half into a log about 4 inches wide by 10 inches long. Places the logs on the prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg white and water, and brush each log evenly. In a separate small bowl, stir together the ¼ cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the brushed dough.

5. Bake on the prepared baking sheet until lightly browned and small cracks form on top, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly on the baking sheet, about 10 minutes (leave the oven on). Transfer the logs to a cutting board. Slice diagonally in generous ½-inch slices. Place them cut side up on the baking sheet and bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until slightly browned, turning over half way through. Cool completely on a wire rack. Biscotti can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for two weeks.

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38 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Biscotti”

  1. Laura (Tutti Dolci) on October 16, 2013 at 12:39 am

    I love snicker doodle-anything, perfect biscotti flavor!

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  2. Belinda @themoonblushbaker on October 16, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Gosh, now you got me hankering for one of these biscuits now! I have made these in ages but I remember how good they were with a black coffee. Such a sweet story; I used to feed the neighbourhood cat too as something fun (as not allowed to own a pet), good times.

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  3. Olivia at ohmy Olivia on October 16, 2013 at 1:05 am

    These look so good! Perfect for a snack on a cold day xo

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  4. Ellen on October 16, 2013 at 4:17 am

    yum! My grandmother never made biscotti, haha…although she did often have molasses cookies around.
    My question is this: what makes these specifically snickerdoodle biscotti, as opposed to just being cinnamon sugar ones? I thought one of the main snickerdoodle attributes was cream of tartar…or am I confusing my baked goods? Which is entirely possible.

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  5. ENID LUCHETTI on October 16, 2013 at 8:18 am

    can’t wait to bake, biscotti, nothing like biscotti dunk in coffee.

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  6. Prudy @ butter, basil, and breadcrumbs on October 16, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Oh wow. Just wait til I show these to my mom. She’s the queen of biscotti… they look so, so scrumptious.
    Walnut studded, butternut flavored biscotti..I just cried a little… :-) They sound absolutely outstanding.
    I just love your posts. Look forward to them everyday. :-) The question is, does this mean that Duke and Einstein get a little piece of biscotti? :-)

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    • Michelle on October 17th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Einstein and Duke don’t get any biscotti ;-) Einstein needs to lose a few pounds, and we’re trying to not introduce any table food to Duke so he doesn’t become a beggar :)

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  7. Emily on October 16, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Genius! Can’t wait to make these. :)

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  8. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction on October 16, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Love the snickerdoodle flavor in these biscotti! I wish I had one to dip in my morning coffee!

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  9. Megan I The Emotional Baker on October 16, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I really enjoyed your story – and that your grandmother had some biscotti on reserve! I’ve only made biscotti once, but I’ll have to change that and try these. They are beautiful!

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  10. Amanda on October 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

    These look great….when is a pumpkin biscotti going to show up!

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  11. Monica on October 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Awesome. I will bake a batch today!!! I am baking today and these are being added to my list!

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  12. Christina on October 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I love biscotti! It’s my favorite cookie to eat in the winter with hot cocoa or coffee (love the cups you use, too). This sounds like a really simple flavor that pairs well with whatever I would be happening to drink.
    I keep meaning to mention, whenever I open your site a popup ad appears. I’m not sure if this is intentional or not.

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  13. Marcie @ flavor the moments on October 16, 2013 at 11:34 am

    What a wonderful treat to have growing up! I love biscotti — it doesn’t get much better than homemade biscotti with a good cup of coffee.

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  14. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent on October 16, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    What a fun variation on biscotti! These look scrumptious :)

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  15. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on October 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Love this version of Biscotti!!

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  16. Hari Chandana on October 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Looks too good and amazing.. thanks for the recipe :)

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  17. Terri C on October 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Oh this sounds wonderful! Must make for my mom ASAP!

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  18. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious on October 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Love these! I can eat biscotti way too easy with a nice americano!!

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  19. Michelle on October 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    The perfect recipe to warm up a chilly kitchen on a rather wet dreary Pittsburgh afternoon. I am on these ASAP! And I second the request for a pumpkin biscotti. How delicious that sounds this time of year too :) YUM!

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  20. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar on October 16, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Mmm love the look of this!

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  21. Tracey on October 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    i’m not normally a huge fan of biscotti (mostly because I don’t drink coffee so no dunking = very crunch cookies) but I love a snickerdoodle version. Yours look fantastic!

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  22. Krysten on October 17, 2013 at 3:06 am

    I absolutely love biscottis! This recipe seems like a really good one to make for my morning coffee! I will definitely try this recipe out soon!

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  23. Becca @ Crumbs on October 17, 2013 at 3:15 am

    I LOVE biscotti. I made it as gifts last Christmas. Hadn’t thought of doing a cinnamon version though, so thank you!

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  24. Katherine Johnson on October 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I am making these this weekend in honor of our cat, Snickerdoodle. Can’t wait to try them! Thank you!

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  25. Biz on October 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Holy shizz. The perfect combo!! Cannot wait to make these!

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  26. Mimi @ Culinary Couture on October 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I’m not a big fan of biscotti but these look amazing!

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  27. Lindsey on October 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    My mother inlaw is a huge like insane huge fan of your snickerdoodle cookies, I’m not allowed to visit without them and when I show people come out the wood work. She would love these! Thank you!

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  28. cynthia on October 18, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I was just describing to my husband what a snickerdoodle was. Believe it or not he never had one nor heard of one! I made these last night to give him and idea of what a snickerdoodle is. They turned out wonderful! Thanks for the super recipe.

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  29. Christine Dalessio on October 18, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I grew up with a mom who baked Snickerdoodles (they’re practically native to NJ) and a grandma who made biscotti. This is such a lovely and easy marriage of the two! We’re making our way through them quickly, and I will definitely be making a second batch soon!

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  30. Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes on October 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Love it! This sounds heavenly with a cup of coffee!!!

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  31. Devora on October 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

    These are amazing! My family loves them – thanks!

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  32. Patricia Scarpin on October 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I am so making these! I love snickerdoodles and love biscotti, this is the perfect combo! They look really yummy.

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  33. Laura Dembowski on October 27, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I love anything snickerdoodle! I’ve never made biscotti but these sound like a great way to kick off holiday baking!

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  34. Salha on November 1, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Just made these, turned out delicious yummmm!! Thanks ^_^

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  35. Alyssa on November 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I made these last night and the flavor is fabulous! Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies and these are perfect! I did have a little trouble with my dough being dry and crumbly… Any suggestions?

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  36. Susan scheungrab on December 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Made these this morning! Wow! They are a hit with everyone. Love them! What a perfect recipe!

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  37. Jill on December 16, 2013 at 4:17 am

    YUM! Made these last night! Couldn’t be an more delicious!

    Reply

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