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Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

I found this recipe originally on FoodBuzz, was missing an ingredient and I needed to tweak it a bit.

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
2 eggs, room temp
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Kahlua
1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup good cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup white chocolate chips

5 or 6 finely crushed candy canes
8 ounces of white chocolate chips or semi sweet chips

Preheat oven to 325.

In a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs and combine well.

Add Kahlua and pure peppermint extract.

In an another bowl sift the dry ingredients.

Gradually add to the butter and sugar mixture.

Gently stir in the white chips.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or use parchment paper.

Split dough into two and form two logs about 8 X 2.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool the logs on a wire rack until cool.

Place logs one at a time on a cutting board and use a fine serrated knife and slice into 1/2 to 3/4 inch slices.

Arrange slices back on the sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes then flip each slice over and bake for another 5 or so minutes. 

Remove from sheet pan and cool on a wire rack.
When completely cooled, I like to put the white chocolate chips in a disposable piping bag and close it with a rubber band. Place in large glass measuring cup with hot water to melt the chips. You can squeeze the bag to help mix up the chips while they are melting.

Snip the end of the piping bag off and drizzle the white chocolate back and forth over the cooled biscotti and immediately sprinkle with the crushed candy canes.

Let the chocolate cool and set for about half an hour.

You can store them in a ziplock bag or in a large Gladware container.

I am making these for a cookie swap so I made the recipe twice so far.  I may make a third and fourth batch tomorrow.

Some I dipped and then sprinkled with the crushed candy canes and some I drizzled with the melted white chocolate then sprinkled.

The next day I made two more batches, but instead of of white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes, I bought some Candy Cane Colorburst Candy Melts at walmart.  Oh so much easier!!

Here is a quick picture of my very heavy tray that I brought to the cookie swap.


Sandra said...

Fabulous! Your biscottis look so delicious!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

They look DELICIOUS! Just wanted to let you know that I am starting a new weekly linky party on Jan 7th called Fun w/ Food Friday. If you have time, I would LOVE for you to come link up some of your delicious recipes!

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