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).
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.)
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