Glazed Spice Biscotti Recipe

Carrie Vasios

Biscotti spiced with holiday flavors like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, are finished with a smooth sugar glaze.

Recipe Facts

Active: 25 mins
Total: 0 mins
Serves: 36 servings

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  • For Cookies
  • 3 1/2 cups about (17 1/2 ounces) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 10 1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • For Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • About 5 tablespoons water


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and salt until combined; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, and sugar until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Whisk in vanilla and molasses.

  2. Pour wet ingredients into flour mixture and stir until combined. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight.

  3. Adjust oven rack to middle and upper middle positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Form Dough into three equal pieces. Form each piece of dough into a log about 2 inches wide. Place on baking sheets and bake until golden and dry, 25 minutes. Let cookies cool for 5-10, until easily handled. Cut cookies with a serrated knife into 1-inch pieces. Place, cut side down, on baking sheets, and bake until dry and crisp, about 15 minutes more. Let cool 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

  4. When cookies are completely cool, whisk together confectioners sugar and water until smooth. Use a small knife or spoon to top each cookie with glaze. Let sit one hour for glaze to completely harden.

Special equipment

whisk, baking sheets, serrated knife