Biscotti with all the flavors you love in a glass of eggnog–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.
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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 homemade eggnog is a must in my house during the holiday season.
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!
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- Rum extract – There’s no actual eggnog in the biscotti dough itself. Instead, rum extract (or rum flavoring) 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 homemade eggnog!
- Butter – Unsalted butter is best. Let it soften on the counter for a few minutes so it’s easier to work with. Use our guide on how to soften butter for best tips and tricks.
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!
No. Rum extract is exponentially more concentrated which is how we get that deep flavor baked into the biscotti!
No special pan necessary! I just use a regular cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
You should get 12 – 14 biscotti, depending on how thick you slice your rectangles after the first bake.
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For the Biscotti:
- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon rum extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the Glaze:
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 ½ Tablespoons eggnog
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- In mixer, beat butter with granulated sugar until creamy. Add eggs and rum extract. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- 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!)
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 28-30 minutes. Remove.
- Allow to cool about 10 minutes. Slice biscotti into 12-14 slices (about 3/4-1 inch each). Place them upright and put back in the oven. Bake 20 minutes. Remove and cool completely before adding glaze.
- 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.
- 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!
- See blog psot for more recipe tips and tricks.
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.