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!
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!
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.
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!
Recipe adapted from Canadian Living