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Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti flavored with peppermint is just the thing to make your Christmas breakfasts shine! Pour a cup of coffee and open presents while you enjoy a tasty Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti.

While this biscotti is a great holiday breakfast, add a pan of Overnight Egg Casserole to the mix for a hearty savory meal.

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti on a pink mug of coffee

Homemade Biscotti

The only thing I love more than a cup of coffee is what I can eat alongside it! Nothing pairs better with coffee than biscotti: Toasty cookies with plenty of crunch that soften a bit when you dip them in coffee!

For years, I bought store bought biscotti. It was good. Good enough that I always bought a big Costco sized tub of them when I had company.

Then, I tried homemade biscotti. And my world changed. While, it may be a little more work than opening a container of the store bought cookies, it’s totally worth it!

After making the pumpkin spiced biscotti this fall, it was time to tackle this holiday version.

And I’m so glad I did. It tasted wonderful. Yes, past tense. It’s gone now. Must make more soon.

Chocolate Biscotti

I especially love chocolate biscotti. Because it’s chocolate–and I will always take chocolate if it’s an option.

For the holidays, I opted to add peppermint to my favorite Chocolate Biscotti recipes!

I am not sad about it. This peppermint chocolate biscotti is everything I wanted it to be and more. Cool mint and rich chocolate are an underrated pair!

These would be perfect as a part of your Christmas Breakfast or anytime you need a sweet treat that’s a little different from your typical holiday cookie.

How to make chocolate biscotti

Wondering what makes biscotti different from other cookies? They’re baked TWICE! Here’s how I made these peppermint chocolate biscotti:

STEP 1. Make the biscotti dough

Combine all the ingredients for the dough in the bowl of your stand mixer. My secret to a rich tasting chocolate biscotti is instant coffee in the dough. For these, I also added a dash of peppermint extract!

The batter will be very sticky when it’s ready for it’s first bake.

STEP 2. Dip in cocoa

Line two cookie sheets with silpat or parchment paper. In small bowl mix 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder with 2Tbsp flour.

Divide the biscotti dough in half and sprinkle parchment with flour/cocoa mixture. With hands, press dough into two rectangles.

STEP 3. First bake

It’s time for the biscotti first bake! Let them bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Remove and let cool 10-15 minutes.

STEP 4. Second bake

Slice rectangles into 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch wide slices. Lay each slice on it’s side and put back in the oven (on the parchment lined baking sheet) for an additional 15 minutes.

Peppermint Biscotti

The chocolate biscotti are delicious on their own, but the white chocolate and peppermint addition adds so much satisfying crunch and flavor.

Melt the white chocolate morsels according to package directions. Then, spread the bottoms of the biscotti with the white chocolate, then dip the cookies into the crushed candy canes.

How to Store

These keep well at room temperature in an airtight container for a few weeks. Biscotti also freeze well! Store them in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 3 months.

Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti will lose some of their crunch when they thaw, but you can make them crunchy again with a quick spin in the oven to toast them up again.

More Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

  • Peppermint hard candies work in a pinch as a substitute for the candy canes.
  • Want a classic chocolate biscotti? Replace the peppermint extract in the dough with vanilla and skip the candy cane topping.

Your coffee break just got a whole lot tastier this holiday season! Once you discover how easy and delicious it is to make Chocolate Biscotti at home, you can say goodbye to the store bought stuff forever.

Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Yield: 18

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Chocolate Biscotti flavored with peppermint is just the thing to make your Christmas breakfasts shine! Pour a cup of coffee and open presents while you enjoy a tasty Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp hot water
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 cups all-purpose flourr + 2 Tbsp, divided
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder + 2 Tbsp, divided
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 11 oz white chocolate morsels
  • 6 peppermint candy canes, crushed

Instructions

  1. In mixer, beat sugar, hot water, eggs, instant coffee and peppermint extract together until smooth and creamy. Slowly add in 2 cups flour, ¾ cup cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  2. Batter will be very sticky. Line two cookie sheets with silpat or parchment paper. In small bowl mix 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder with 2 Tbsp flour.
  3. Divide dough in half and sprinkle parchment with flour/cocoa mixture. With hands, press dough into two rectangles, about 4 in by 10 in (and ¼ inch high).
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Remove and let cool 10-15 minutes. Slice rectangles into ½inch to ¾ inch wide slices. Lay each slice on it’s side and put back in the oven (on the parchment lined baking sheet) for an additional 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on wire rack.
  6. Melt white chocolate morsels according to package directions, Spread bottoms of each biscotti with white chocolate then dip into the crushed candy canes. Allow to set, about one hour. Makes about 18 large biscotti. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on November 30, 2011

Comments & Reviews

  1. I’m an avid baker…I’ve attempted to make these twice and both times they have burnt to a crisp. First time I followed directions to a tee. Second time, I reduced cooking time, lowered oven temperature and moved the rack up higher to no avail. The first time they burnt after being cut into pieces, the second time they burnt on their first visit into the oven. So discouraged. Thanks anyways, but I won’t be attempting these again.

  2. I have never made biscotti before…but this recipe really makes me want to give it a whirl this year, thank you for sharing! <3

  3. these are so pretty I haven’t made biscotti in years I think i’ll have to do something about that I’d love you to add this to my what we wore and made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

  4. Saw these over on Today’s Creative Blog and clicked over! They sound perfect for the holiday season, and quite frankly I’m always looking for a good excuse to eat something peppermint!

  5. Yummy! I am going to have to try this recipe ASAP! I linked at Melt in Your Mouth Monday too – that’s where I saw you. I link Peppermint Brownie Bites. Peppermint is in the air! Love your blog!

  6. They look delicious! I have bags of candy canes that I need to use up so I might give this recipe a try. Thanks for the other links too!

    I am hosting a candy cane link up as part of my 12 Days of Christmas series at my Christmas blog. I would be honoured if you could stop by and link up this wonderful idea/post!

    Best Christmas wishes,
    Natasha.

  7. Your pictures look fabulous and what a great recipe. I’m a BIG peppermint fan! I am now following you and would love a follow back.

  8. I LOVE making biscotti,(well, actually I love biscotti and find the best way to get it is to make it!). Is there anyone on the planet who doesn’t love the combination of mint and chocolate?? These look so pretty and I know they taste amazing. I’m definitely going to bake these in the next couple weeks. Thanks so much for the recipe. 🙂

  9. You read my mind! I was planning on making a recipe like this, this weekend, now I’ll use yours! I just love candy cane foods! Last night I made Candy Cane Mousse! Yum! Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

  10. I love biscotti and this sounds like a winning flavor combination. I’m pinning it so I don’t forget about it…I’ll be making it soon!

  11. Those look just wonderful! I haven’t dabbled in biscotti yet, but really want to try it! Great job 🙂

  12. Love it! Love your whole blog. I am such a big fan of sugary sweets. Becoming a follower to keep up on all your sweet creations!

    If you get a chance sometime, you’ll have to stop by my blog.

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

  13. Looks fabulous and nice and crunchy! I would love dipping this biscotti in hot chocolate! It would be sublime!

  14. Yummmm! More minty chocolate goodness!!!! Can you believe that I have never had biscotti…guess that means I need to visit you:-)

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