Monday, December 20, 2010

Peppermint Biscotti

Wondering what you are going to do with all those leftover candy canes? Here's the solution! A friend of mine requested this recipe, so it was already typed up. I just had to copy / paste, and it was posted to the blog! Enjoy!

Peppermint Biscotti

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp peppermint extract
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup crushed peppermint candies

2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbs shortening
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir in the peppermint candy. (NOTE: I only used 1/2 - 3/4 cup.) Gradually add to the creamed mixture, beating until blended (dough will be stiff).

2. Divide dough in half. On an ungreased baking sheet, shape each portion into a 12" x 2-1/2" log. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove to wire racks; cool for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a sharp knife into 1/2" slices. (Cut a thin 1/2" for a yeild closer to stated. Slices pictured only yeilded about 2 dozen.) Place cut side down on ungreased baking shets. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.

3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over biscotti; sprinkle with candy. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container.

Yeild: about 3 1/2 dozen.

Recipe from Taste of Home

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