peppermint biscotti

a recipe by
Kathy W
Englewood, OH

Pepperminty Christmas version of one of my favorite cookies to make.

serves 3 1/2 - 4 dozen
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peppermint biscotti

  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 3 lg
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    crushed peppermint pieces, divided
  • 1 c
    coating coating dark chocolate

How To Make peppermint biscotti

  • 1
    mix together flour, salt and baking powder and set aside.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 3
    in a large mixing bowl,cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  • 4
    Add eggs one at a time, mixing well each addition.
  • 5
    Add extract, mix well.
  • 6
    Add flour mixture, about a third at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then mix in 3/4 cup of the peppermint pieces. The dough will be stiff.
  • 7
    Divide cough into 2 equal pieces. On a parchment lined cookie sheet, form each one into a 15" x 4" rectangle.
  • 8
    Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully place each rectangle on a cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 9
    When cool, cut each loaf diagonally into 3/4 inch slices.
  • 10
    Reduce oven to 325 degrees. Place slices on baking sheets and bake 10 minutes, turn and bake another 10 minutes, or until just golden. remove to rack and cool completely.
  • 11
    When cookies are cooled, melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl per package directions. Spread chocolate on one side of each cookie, then sprinkle with remaining peppermint pieces. Let set until set.
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