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Peppermint Biscotti

Dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in crushed peppermint candy, these flavorful biscotti are a favorite. They are among the many sweets I make for Christmas. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 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 (dough will be stiff).
  • Divide dough in half. On an ungreased baking sheet, shape each portion into a 12x2-1/2-in. rectangle. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove to wire racks; cool for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a sharp knife into 1/2-in. slices. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip 1 end of each slice into melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off; sprinkle with candy. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 121 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Jody
    Mar 5, 2020

    I make this biscotti at least 6 times a year. after slicing the cookies and placing them back into the oven,I bake them on one side for 5 minutes and flip them over, bake for another 5 minutes. Instead of melting milk chocolate for the top, I use melted white chocolate with sprinkles of crushed peppermint.These are a big hit at friend and family gatherings

  • Ken
    Dec 12, 2019

    Hmmm not thrilled with this recipe. I went exactly by the directions and I’ve baked biscotti before. I’ve got dozens of eggnog biscotti waiting to be handed out. First off fully cooked and still taste doughy and then sliced and twice baked for the ones that made it through the slicing without breaking up. I’m still not thrilled with the flavor or texture of them. Plus I wouldn’t recommend using your stand mixer to add the peppermint because it leaves a bunch of nicks in it. I’ll toss these in the trash on the way out to buy a new paddle for my kitchen aid.

  • Miriam
    Dec 20, 2017

    Delicious!

  • Janet
    Dec 4, 2017

    These sound great, but I have a question I'm hoping someone can answer before I try them: can I use anything other than shortening for the frosting? Thanks for any help!

  • TheDix
    Dec 17, 2015

    The taste of these was terrific! As with other biscotti recipes, I seem to have difficulty getting the dough to hang together. Overall, delicious.

  • Twodisneyfans
    Dec 5, 2014

    This is a delicious biscotti - great dunked in hot chocolate! Now that I found crushed peppermint at the store (my local Fleet Farm), I love them even more. (I always found it hard to get the peppermints crushed evenly - used food processor, hammer, etc - through the years and never had great luck.) It's a tradition in our house - just perfect!

  • KristiBenshoof
    Dec 21, 2013

    We love this biscotti.

  • Vicks6
    Dec 14, 2013

    I love this recipe!! So does everyone else that tried it. I like this recipe so much compared to other biscotti recipes that I have found and tried that I have experimented and made many different flavors. I added orange extract, orange zest, and cranberries instead of the peppermint, it's been a big hit also! I added orange extract, orange zest, chocolate chips, yummo! I added the peppermint extract, and MINT chocolate chips. I tried white chocolate chips & cranberries. I used vanilla extract, some cinnamon, and CARAMEL bits (Kraft). I used vanilla extract, lots of cinnamon & drizzed the biscotti with Wilton EGGNOG. I am using this recipe and the variations I am trying to make lots of biscotti for Christmas gifts right now. THANK you so much for this fantastic recipe.

  • tonibaker
    Oct 22, 2013

    This is such a perfect, easy recipe!

  • tonibaker
    Oct 22, 2013

    For all recipes calling for crushed peppermint. I found a 10 oz. package of crushed peppermint candy. It's all so nicely sized, perfect for what they call for in this recipe. The label on the back, says....Atkinson Candy Company, Lufkin, TX 75915-0220. www.atkinsoncandy.com And to top it al off MADE IN AMERICA"