A rich chocolate biscotti mixed with the flavor of peppermint. These are sized just like the ones you get in the coffee shop. When wrapped in cellophane bags, they are perfect for bake sales.

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
50 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 biscotti
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Beat white sugar, butter, and cocoa powder together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy and smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix chocolate liqueur and peppermint extract into the sugar-egg mixture.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly mix flour mixture into sugar-egg mixture until fully incorporated; fold mint chocolate chips into the dough.

  • Divide dough into 4 equal parts and shape into logs. Arrange the logs on the prepared baking sheets.

  • Dip a spatula in water and use it to smooth surface of the logs.

  • Bake biscotti logs in the preheated oven until firm to the touch, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool biscotti logs completely on wire racks.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • Cut biscotti logs into 3/4-inch slices and arrange on baking sheets.

  • Bake in the oven until biscotti are dry, about 10 minutes per side. Cool completely on wire racks.

  • Place candy melts in a wide microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until melted, about 2 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

  • Dip cooled biscotti in the melted white candy; sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Cook's Notes:

If candy canes are not available, a bag of hard peppermint candy may be substituted.

Crush candy canes by placing in a resealable plastic bag (unzipped) and hitting with a meat tenderizing tool.

Nutrition Facts

386 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 54.1g; fat 17.3g; cholesterol 43.6mg; sodium 190.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2012
I can't beleive no one has rated this recipe. It is delicious and I followed it to the letter. They will look pretty on my christmas table of goodies. I enjoy anything SHORECOOK comes up with. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2016
For taste, I would give this a four and a half. Very good. The directions leave a lot to be desired, though, so I am bumping it down to a three. What are the approximate dimensions of the logs? After the first baking and cutting, do you put the cookies on the pan cut side up or not? The baking time is pretty vague for the second baking. I have been baking for sixty years, have made biscotti a few times (although it is not one of my regulars) so I figured this stuff out, but a novice would have difficulty with these directions. As for the cookie itself, next time I will not put in the mint chocolate chips. If I add anything, it will be candy cane Kisses that I chop up. Biscotti is labor intensive, but these are worth a try. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2012
I can't beleive no one has rated this recipe. It is delicious and I followed it to the letter. They will look pretty on my christmas table of goodies. I enjoy anything SHORECOOK comes up with. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2016
For taste, I would give this a four and a half. Very good. The directions leave a lot to be desired, though, so I am bumping it down to a three. What are the approximate dimensions of the logs? After the first baking and cutting, do you put the cookies on the pan cut side up or not? The baking time is pretty vague for the second baking. I have been baking for sixty years, have made biscotti a few times (although it is not one of my regulars) so I figured this stuff out, but a novice would have difficulty with these directions. As for the cookie itself, next time I will not put in the mint chocolate chips. If I add anything, it will be candy cane Kisses that I chop up. Biscotti is labor intensive, but these are worth a try. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2014
Fab fab fab! I made this biscotti and it turned out so pretty and tasty. I like to make just one goodie for my food gifts so I used some peppermint sugar and almonds as well as the candy canes for dipping. When I first tried cutting the logs I thought Oh No they are going to crumble. I let them cool as couple of minutes and used a spatula to cut the slices and that worked really well. If you like peppermint and chocolate you will absolutely love these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2015
I didn't have peppermint extract so I used one drop of peppermint oil per batch and doubled the recipe. It has been renamed "Christmas Crack" in my house. People beg for this biscotti! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2012
I followed this recipe exactly. I am not sure where I went wrong but my biscotti was crumbly. However the crumbs were delicious! I will try this again to see if I can perfect it because they are too yummy to give up on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2019
I made it exactly as written. The instructions were a little vague on the second baking so I added 5 min and flipped them half way thru. They are fantastic. Great for dunking in coffee. Flavor was wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
These are amazing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2018
I made smaller logs and got 7. yield- 9 dz. cookies. I didn't have chocolate liquor so I added coffee and didn't put the peppermint extract in. White chocolate dipped with crushed peppermint....yes a hit!!! Thank you Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2015
Love it! I couldn't find Godiva Original so I used Godiva Double Chocolate. Also I used the chocolate/mint candy canes and Andes candies. Will definitely make again. Read More
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