Chocolate Chip Peppermint Biscotti
My family loves peppermint. When I pair it with chocolate in crunchy biscotti, we know that the Christmas season has arrived. Dunk these in a glass of cold milk, hot chocolate or coffee...and ahh. —Katherine Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
Makesabout 3-1/2 dozen
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/3 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in crushed candies and chocolate chips.
- Divide dough in half. On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, shape each portion into a 10x3- in. rectangle. Bake 30-35 minutes or until light brown. Cool on pans on wire racks 15 minutes or until firm.
- Transfer baked rectangles to a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut diagonally into 1/2-in. slices. Place on baking sheets, cut side down.
- Bake 15-18 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store between pieces of waxed paper in an airtight container.
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Originally published as Chocolate Chip Peppermint Biscotti in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2016