Monday, November 29, 2010

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Biscotti

This Saturday, we are having a women's gift exchange at church. The rules are that you can buy, bake or make a gift. Each person brings six of the same gifts. I didn't have time to make something crafty that looks smart at the same time, and I've spent enough money this month, so I decided to make cookie plates. This is my first batch since these can easily be made ahead of time. I probably shouldn't have made them this early though because I fear that my husband is going to eat them all!

These cookies are so dainty and absolutely perfect. Scott said he wouldn't change a thing (which I take as a high compliment because he can usually find at least something to tweak.) These are the perfect biscotti to make if you have never made them before... Plus you can get out some of the holiday stress by beating the peppermints to smithereens on your counter. I hope you can try to make them, or just come to church on Saturday, and you can be the lucky recipient of one of my cookie plates.


½ cup sugar

½ cup butter, melted

½ teaspoon peppermint extract

3 eggs

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup miniature chocolate chips

½ cup crushed peppermint candy


Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter, peppermint extract and eggs until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Divide dough in ½. Shape each half into two - two inch logs on the baking sheet. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden; cool for 15 minutes. Cut rectangles crosswise into ½ inch slices. Place cut sides down, on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until light and crisp.

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  1. They were really good... it made my coffee taste like chocolate and mint. :)