Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti is sweet and crunchy and the perfect compliment to a cup of warm coffee or hot chocolate.

This Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti recipe is the perfect holiday compliment to any coffee or hot chocolate.

The crunch of biscotti has always been satisfying. The taste? Kinda underwhelming. Not really worth the calories. That is until now. I recently discovered a recipe at Epicurious.com for a biscotti that claimed to have a deep chocolatey flavor, unlike many commercial biscotti. So I gave it a try. I’m so very glad I did. Yes, they’re totally calorie worthy in my book.


I adapted the recipe to create a Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti version, which makes for the oh, so perfect companion for coffee or hot chocolate. The recipe is straight forward, and if you haven’t made biscotti before, don’t be intimidated. It’s basically like making cookies. Not difficult at all. Just an extra toasting step at the end. For more chocolatey minty goodness, dip in dark chocolate or white chocolate and sprinkle with finely crushed peppermint. Yum!

This Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti recipe is the perfect holiday compliment to any coffee or hot chocolate.

These Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti definitely have a deep chocolatey flavor without being overly sweet, with hints of salt and just the right amount of peppermint. They’re sneaky addicting. So be warned.

And if you’re looking for an edible gift to bake for friends, these would be great gift packaged up, and given with a coffee mug and/or coffee.

Enjoy!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti
 
A rich chocolatey biscotti with hints of salt and the perfect amount on peppermint flavor.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: Makes about 30 biscotti.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ stick (6 tablespoons) salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • optional:
  • 8 ounces, weight semi-sweet chocolate and/or white chocolate, melted
  • ½ cup crushed finely crushed peppermint or chopped andes mints
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare large baking sheet by lining with parchment, baking mat, or with butter and flour.
  2. In a bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer beat together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until combined well. Add peppermint extract and combine well.
  4. Stir in flour mixture to form a stiff dough. Mix in chocolate chips until combined.
  5. Divide dough in half. Flour hands and form dough into two slightly flattened logs on prepared baking sheets, each approximately 12 inches long and 2 inches wide. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
  6. Bake 35 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes.
  7. Transfer to cutting board and cut diagonally into ¾-inch slices. Arrange biscotti, cut sides down, on baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until crisp. Cool on a rack.
  8. Optional: Once cool, dip one end in melted chocolate and sprinkle with finely crushed peppermint. Let firm up on cooling rack.
  9. Store in airtight containers up to 1 week. If not dipping in chocolate, biscotti may be kept wrapped in freezer safe plastic wrap and frozen up to a month.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Epicurious.com.

This Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti recipe is the perfect holiday compliment to any coffee or hot chocolate.

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    The photo is really mouthwatering, even though I don’t like either peppermint, or biscotti. I think biscotti is too hard, and it makes me feel like I am biting into a brick. May be I just never had the good biscotti to appreciate it.

  2. 7

    says

    I consider myself a biscotti expert. I love that most biscotti is usually made without butter (or very little butter) and therefore, are low-cal. This version passes all my tests–it looks great! I can’t wait to try it :)

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