Sunday Supper is a group of bloggers who are on a mission to bring back supper around the family table in every home. This week Isabel at Family Foodie is hosting and the theme is Holiday Cookie Exchange!
I love biscotti! And I recently found this wonderful recipe with peppermint and candy canes. What could be more perfect for the holidays! I love candy canes and always use them to stir my hot chocolate so this is just too much. Now I can stir my hot chocolate with biscotti! So much chocolate :)
I have not put the ornaments on because I think the cats will have a hay day with them. Therefore, I will wait until I really want them. Probably for my cookie party :)
Double Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti
This recipe is adapted from Honest Cooking.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract, divided
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- a few candy canes crushed
- 1 cup melted chocolate
- 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Mix to combine.
3. Next cream the sugar and butter for a few minutes. Then add the eggs and 1 teaspoon peppermint extract. Once that is well blended add the dry ingredients. This is a very firm dough. Next add the chocolate chips and mix by hand. Separate into two equal halves and form a log that you flatten a little and place on the baking sheet.
4. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until firm. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Next place them on a cutting board and slice into approx. 1/2 thick pieces. Next lay them cut side down on the baking sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes, flipping half way through.
5. Melt your chocolate over a double boiler and keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Add the oil and 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract and mix well. In a separate bowl crush the candy canes (I kind of pulverized mine, I would not recommend pulverizing them).
6. Next dip one end of your biscotti in the chocolate and then in the candy canes and let them firm up. Store in a closed container for about 4-5 days! Enjoy!
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