December 11, 2013

Peppermint Biscotti- Cookie Swap

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Peppermint Biscotti

The Great Food Blogger
Cookie Swap 2013

Peppermint Biscotti

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candy
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
Cooking Directions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir in peppermint candy. Gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until blended. Mixture will be stiff. Divide dough in half.
  2. On an ungreased baking sheet, roll each portion into a 12-inch x 2-1/2 inch rectangle. Bake at 350ยบ for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove to a wire racks; cool for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a sharp knife into 1/2 inch slices.
  3. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over biscotti and sprinkle with crushed candy.
  6. Place on wax paper until set. Store in airtight container.
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  1. Hi Lynn, I hope you got my cookies.... these look good!

    1. Hi Deb~ Yes, I received your delicious cookies:) They were absolutely wonderful~ Thanks You!!!

  2. Oh, yum! These look delicious. I'm definitely bookmarking these into my Christmas Cookies folder!

    1. These cookies taste great and are wonderful with hot cocoa or hot coffee:) Lynn

  3. Yum! Perfect for the holiday season :) Great pick for the swap!

  4. Hi Lynn, I love biscotti, but always buy them. I haven't yet tried to make them. My sister always makes them and she keeps telling me to try it, they are easy. I'll have to try your recipe, it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing it with Foodie Friends Friday Christmas Cookie Exchange Party this week.

  5. Looks like you ladies have so much fun with your cookie swap. Your Peppermint Biscotti looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend!
    Miz Helen

  6. I have never had biscotti, but now I want to try it! Hope to see you back over on Tuesday for another great party

  7. The cookie swap sounds like fun! Your biscotti look perfect for it...very festive. What a treat it would be to open a tin of these. Thank you for sharing, Lynn.

  8. Dear Lynn, What an interesting twist. I love it...sounds festive and looks wonderful. Stopping by from Mix it up Mon. Blessings, Catherine

  9. So pretty! I am craving peppermint EVERYTHING this time of year!!


    1. Thanks so much for stopping Betty~ Happy Holidays to you~ Lynn


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