Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers!  I hope your day is filled with family, friends and lots of good food….especially desserts!

Over here in Canada, I’ve officially switched over to posting Christmas treats!   I was going to wait until next week, which would be December, but I couldn’t help myself.  This Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti recipe was so good that I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti | A Sweet Baker

There’s nothing I like better with my coffee than a delicious, crunchy biscotti.  When I go out for a coffee and I spot a biscotti, that’s what I always pick.  They’re perfect for dunking in your coffee.  You can’t leave them in too long, though, because then they get too mushy and end up at the bottom of your cup.  You want to dunk them just long enough to moisten them and still be able to make it to your mouth before the piece falls off!

Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti | A Sweet Baker

Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti | A Sweet Baker

For these Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti’s I added four different colors of chocolate chips.  Red, Green, Brown (which were from Nestle’s Holiday edition) and white peppermint ones that I found at my local bulk barn.  I also added 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract, which gave a subtle taste of peppermint which was perfect.  If you like more of a peppermint taste I would add 1 tsp. of peppermint extract.

Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti | A Sweet Baker

If you’ve never made biscotti, this recipe is easy and perfect to make whatever kind you want.  Follow the dough recipe and then use any add-ins you desire.  The dough is easy to work with, cuts nicely and bakes up perfect.  Next time I think I’m going to make a Chocolate Cranberry Orange Biscotti with fresh cranberries and some freshly grated orange zest!   Too bad I couldn’t share with you!

Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 16-20 biscotti

A delicious peppermint biscotti filled with chocolate chips and drizzled with white chocolate. Perfect to dip into your favorite hot drink!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Holiday edition Nestle chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate peppermint chips
  • 2 squares Baker's white chocolate

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 F.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time until mixed well.
Add the vanilla and peppermint extract and blend well.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on low speed, increasing the speed as the dough becomes thicker.
Remove bowl from stand and stir in chocolate and peppermint chips.
Divide dough in half and, on the cookie sheet, make two logs about 10-12 inches long. Press down slightly on logs before placing in preheated oven.
Bake logs for about 30-35 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Remove logs from oven and cut logs into slices, about 1 1/2 inches thick, diagonally.
Place cut pieces bake into the oven for another 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and dried out in the middle.
Remove from oven and let cool completely on cookie sheet.
Melt Baker's white chocolate in a microwavable bowl and drizzle over biscotti.
Place biscotti in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow white chocolate to set.
Remove and enjoy!
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Recipe adapted from Canadian Living

 

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth – love the “Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti” what a great receipe to make and enjoy over coffee or tea after a busy day of Christmas shopping. Looking foward to more Christmas Recipes

  2. These look delicious, Liz. I love biscotti, too and make lots this time of year as well. They keep so well and are great for small holiday gifts.

  3. I love biscotti! It’s the perfect excuse to eat cookies with your coffee–after all, that’s what they’re made for, right? It would be wrong to NOT do it. :) Love this christmas variation!

  4. This biscotti looks so festive and delicious, and I’ve had a big craving for biscotti lately. It’s gonna have to happen soon!

  5. That biscotti looks AH-mazing!!! Thanks for posting and Pinning!

  6. Thanksgiving was fun but WOOO for Christmas cookies! These biscotti are seriously adorable and I bet they taste ahmazing! So festive! :D

  7. these look so tasty and festive too! Win win!

  8. YUM!!! My mom is the Biscotti making queen!

  9. Love these Elizabeth!!

  10. I love the crunch and dip-ability of biscotti. These are so pretty with their Christmas colors! I bet peppermint chocolate biscotti go really well with a cup of hot chocolate. I plan to test that theory. :)

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