Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Peppermint Biscotti

Forget your preconceived notions that biscotti is difficult or time-consuming to make.  This recipe is so simple that it makes having biscotti with your coffee almost too attainable.  It is the perfect addition to a holiday party, so go make a batch right now!  Your guests will thank me.  Original recipe found here (pictures and instructions are my own).
Peppermint Biscotti

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
chocolate chips, optional
crushed peppermints, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet.  Beat together eggs, sugar, and peppermint extract.  Stir in the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Dough will be very stiff.  Divide dough into two parts and roll into rectangles 1/2 inch thick.  Rectangles should be approximately 9"x4".  Lay rectangles on parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes.  Allow to cool slightly, then cut into 1/2 inch thick slices (4 inches long) with a serrated bread knife.  Return to oven (with the cut sides laying up) and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes.  Cool completely.  (Optional: Dip ends of biscotti in melted chocolate chips and roll in crushed peppermints.)
Enjoy!

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6 comments:

  1. Love this! Sounds super easy too! Saving this one!

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  2. Chocolate and peppermint go so well together! Very festive flavor! They look great too:)

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  3. This looks lovely! They would make such a nice gift when wrapped with some hot cocoa mix or coffee and mugs!

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  4. I love Biscotti, your Peppermint Biscotti recipe looks great. I have a Biscotti recipe in my cookbook. Thank you for sharing and have a good week.

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  5. Oh my goodness, do I love biscotti - and this looks and sounds delicious! The first time I made biscotti it was rock hard and could easily have broken a tooth! I managed to tame it a little after that. I'm so glad you posted this recipe, for I was looking for a treat for the next Sunday of Advent. Thank you! :-)

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  6. yum, Yum, YUM YUMMMMMM! i don't know what else to say...but i really could go for one of those right now. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club

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