If you aren't familiar with the swap what happens is you get 3 names and then you send each of them a dozen cookies (same recipe).
You can specify if you have a dietary preference, and I selected vegan.
Chocolate chip ginger cookies from Sarah (funny thing she sent me cookies last year...I must have been on the nice list :)!
molasses crisps from Heather
orange pepper biscotti
So in turn I was given bloggers who wanted vegan cookies as well.
I sent them Vegan Gingerbread Biscotti.
I have never successfully made biscotti until this recipe so I was very excited for them to turn out (plus I was really hopeful that they would survive being shipping USPS).
1 C all purpose unbleached flour
1 C spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 Ener-g egg replacer3
1 C sugar
6 Tbsp Earth Balance, softened
3 Tbsp black strap molasses
2 tsp vanilla extract
In a bowl put your flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and sea salt. Mix with a fork just to combine.
In a separate bowl mix your softened Earth Balance and sugar until it is mixed well.
Then add in your egg replacers, vanilla extract, and molasses, mix until thoroughly combined.
Add your wet and dry ingredients together and mix until everything is incorporated.
Grease a baking sheet and then with damp hands form 2 rectangular loaves (they should be 2 in x 9 in).
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Allow the loaves to cool on the baking sheets and then transfer to a cutting board.
Cut the loaves into strips (about 12-15 is what you can get from each loaf) and then cut side down put them back on the cookie sheet.
I did have these taste tested and despite his appearance they weren't sooooo crispy that you had to work so hard for a bite.
I promise if you make these your house will smell like Christmas (as long as Christmas for you smells like gingerbread).
It really got me in the spirit while these were baking.
I hope that Jackie, Jacqueline, and Ashok enjoyed their biscotti.
Have you participated in any cookie swaps this year? What is your favorite holiday cookie?
Be sure to head over and check out the other great cookies!
If you would like to be notified about next year's swap sign up here.
Also there is still one more day to enter my Conscious Box giveaway, enter here.