Monday, December 16, 2013

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Yum
"A yummy biscotti perfect for Christmas!"

1 cup sugar
1 stick or 1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
3 to 3-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
6 ounces or 1/2 bag of miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together sugar and butter.  Add  eggs and extracts and mix until combined.  Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.  (I always start out adding only 3 cups of flour and checking to see how dry the dough is.  If the dough is too wet, then I add the other 1/2 cup of flour.)  Stir in chocolate chips.

Divide the dough into two equal portions.  Roll out each portion and shape into 10x3 inch rectangles and place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Cool on baking sheet for 15 minutes.

Cut each rectangle crosswise into 1/2-inch slices.  Place slices cut sides down on cookie sheet.  Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Remove from the cookie sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.  Drizzle with Peppermint Chocolate Drizzle (Recipe follows).

Peppermint Chocolate Drizzle:
6 ounces or 1/2 bag of miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 candy canes, finely crushed

Melt chocolate chips with shortening in a saucepan on low heat.  Remove from heat and add extract.  Drizzle over cooled biscotti.  Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

"Perfectly packaged for Christmas gifts!" 

2 comments:

  1. O yum, going to surely make these just have to pick up the mini choclate chips I have large ones only... They look and sound great. Thanks for sharing them.. With love Janice

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