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Peppermint Biscotti are the perfect holiday “cookie.” Made with crushed peppermint disc candies or crushed candy canes, peppermint biscotti are cool, minty and refreshing. A light drizzle of melted chocolate adds the right amount sweet goodness. They’ll definitely stand out on your holiday cookie platter this season.
What is Biscotti?
Biscotto; pl. Biscotti [bee-SKAWT-toh; bee-SKAWT-tee] is a twice-baked Italian biscuit (cookie) that’s made by first baking it in a loaf shape, then slicing the baked loaf and baking the slices. The end result is an intensely crunchy cookie that is perfect for dipping into dessert wine or coffee. Biscotti can be in many different ways. The most popular additions are anise seed, hazelnut or almonds.
The perfect holiday 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
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.
On an ungreased baking sheet, roll each portion into a 12-inch x 2-1/2 inch rectangle. Bake at 350º 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.
Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over biscotti and sprinkle with crushed candy.
Place on wax paper until set. Store in airtight container.