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Egg Nog Biscotti

Biscotti with all the flavors you love in a glass of eg gnog–just in time for the holidays! Come Christmas morning, you’ll be glad you have Eggnog Biscotti on hand to pair with your coffee while you gather around the tree.

I have probably posted almost a dozen biscotti recipes on this blog. Cranberry Orange, Chocolate Peppermint, Snickerdoodle, Turtle and many many more….

I realized the other day as I was sipping on my coffee and crunching on an Eggnog Biscotti WHY I love it so much.

Cookies for breakfast.

What is Biscotti?

Biscotti tastes so much like a crunchy cookie (and remember, I love crunchy cookies!?!). It’s now okay to eat cookies for breakfast, just call it biscotti

Biscotti are a little different than your average cookie, though. They get their signature crunchy bite from not one but TWO trips to the oven. Don’t worry; it’s not any more difficult to make biscotti than it is drop cookies.

Just shape the dough into one big log, bake, slice and bake again.

As for the eggnog flavor? Well eggnog is a must in my house during the holiday season. I can literally drink it from the carton! Over. And over again!

I added a hint of rum flavor and plenty of nutmeg to my biscotti to make them my idea of a marvelous Christmas morning treat. Enjoyed on their own or dunked in hot coffee, you can’t go wrong with Eggnog Biscotti!

Ingredient Notes

  • Rum extract – There’s no actual eggnog in the bicotti dough itself. Instead, rum extract gives these cookies that recognizable nog taste. You can buy it online or in the baking aisle at most grocery stores.
  • Eggnog – I used a spoonful of eggnog in the glaze instead of milk for the biscotti glaze. Any variety of eggnog you love will work or you can make your own!
  • Butter – Unsalted butter is best. Let it soften on the counter for a few minutes so it’s easier to work with.

Easy Instructions

Like most cookies, this dough starts by beating together butter and sugar. Add eggs, rum extract and your dry ingredients to make a thick dough.

Shape the dough into a rectangle and bake. Let the dough cool for a few minutes, then slice into about a dozen 1-inch slices. Place them on the baking sheet upright and bake for another 20 minutes.

Let the bicotti cool completely while you whisk together the ingredients for the glaze. Drizzle on the biscotti, let it set for a few minutes and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • Glaze. For Biscotti, I like my glaze to be pourable but not runny. Feel free to adjust to your liking. Start with a tablespoon of nog for a thicker glaze, and add more a teaspoon full at a time until it’s the consistency you prefer.
  • Storing. These will keep best in an airtight container at room temperature. Pull them out whenever you have company over for coffee!
  • Shaping. When patting the dough into a rectangle, use your fingers to shape the dough all the way into the corners of the pan. I like to pat my dough before baking too to ensure it’s smooth and even.
  • Serving. These would be a delicious Christmas breakfast treat but I also love to serve biscotti after dinner with coffee or tea. You could even go even more eggnog crazy and shake up some Egg Nog Lattes too!

Recipe FAQs

Can I use rum in place of rum extract?

No. Rum extract is exponentially more concentrated which is how we get that deep flavor baked into the biscotti!

What kind of pan do you need to make biscotti?

No special pan necessary! I just use a regular cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

How many bicotti does this recipe make?

You should get 12 – 14 biscotti, depending on how thick you slice your rectangles after the first bake.

Love eggnog? Love biscotti? Get on that holiday baking train and get a batch of these Eggnog Biscotti in your oven ASAP! Cookies for breakfast never sounded so good.

Yield: 12-14 large slices

Egg Nog Biscotti

Ingredients

For the Biscotti:

  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

For the Glaze:

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp eggnog
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. In mixer, beat butter with granulated sugar until creamy. Add eggs and rum extract. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Shape dough into 12in x 6in rectangle. (Square the corners using fingertips, smoothing the top of the dough too!)
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 28-30 minutes. Remove.
  4. Allow to cool about 10 minutes. Slice biscotti into 12-14 slices (about ¾-1 inch each). Place them upright and put back in the oven. Bake 20 minutes. Remove and cool completely before adding glaze.
  5. For the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar, eggnog and nutmeg together until desired consistency. Drizzle on cooled biscotti. Allow to set (about 20-30 minutes)- or refrigerate to "speed set" the glaze. Store biscotti in airtight containers! ENJOY.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on November 26, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. Any comments on the pack-ability of these with the glaze on top? Will it smudge, smoosh, etc? Or is it more like a coating that is more stable?

  2. I’ve made eggnog scones, but never biscotti! These would be PERFECT hostess gifts…after I’d eaten my share, of course 🙂

  3. I’m all in favor of cookies for breakfast! I’m on an eggnog kick & these look awesome! Could go for a few right now!

  4. Hi aimee!! this biscotti looks like holiday perfection – I don’t typically like egg-nog straight up, but I will gladly take it in a glaze/biscotti form with all my coffee 🙂

  5. This post is dangerous! Look at all of these goodies. OK…I have never made biscotti and been wanting to try to…so I just may give this recipe a crack this week…YUM!

    1. Holly, you definitely need to give it a try! Biscotti sounds so intimidating, but it’s not! Then you can enjoy this special treat all month long, if it lasts that long in your house! Okay, make a few varieties, then it *might* last!

  6. I love baking biscotti, and this looks like such a unique twist on a favorite! Can’t wait to try it!

    xx
    Sweet Tooth

  7. Power to the carton eggnog drinkers…I’m with you on that confession:-) I like the idea of cookies for breakfast…now if only they were chewy and not crunchy, I think I would like it better. Eggnog flavored sure sounds yummy though!!!

    1. I took the liberty of googling eggnog recipes…this one looks good (plus it’s Alton Brown)! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/eggnog-recipe2/index.html
      Now you have no more excuses 🙂

  8. You’re an evil eggnog genius and I LOVE IT!! Can you believe I’ve never made biscotti? Only because I’m lame which is a bad reason BUUUUT I’m thinking I need to make this biscotti this Christmas because it looks SO good!

  9. yes!! my coworker said the same thing the other day – i was wondering why everyone loved biscotti so much and she said, “it’s because it’s like a COOKIE for breakfast”…these eggnog ones are perfect for the season!!

  10. You’re right–biscotti makes it totally acceptable to eat cookies for breakfast! I love this egg nog version. I’m with you–I can drink it by the carton.

  11. I’ve never tried making biscotti, in fact I can’t even remember the last time I ate one! But cookies for breakfast… And egg nog… It may be time. 🙂
    ~April

    1. Biscotti is one of my favorite things to make. It’s so easy, and looks impressive too! Give it a try April!!

        1. Oh. My. Heavens. Those were positively delicious!!! They’re gone. We all adored them. I’m making another batch tomorrow. Thank you!!

        2. So glad to hear you enjoyed them! I think I need to make another batch too! I just polished off a batch of snickerdoodle biscotti in 3 days. By myself!

        3. I’m posting them today if you’d like to stop by! Thanks again!!
          http://dimplesanddelights.blogspot.com/2012/12/egg-nog-biscotti.html
          ~April

  12. Now I really really need to buy some eggnog. Still gonna try your eggnog muffins first and then these second!

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