Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti

Photo: K. Henriques

I’ve tried biscotti once before, but it’s been a while so I decided it was time to try a new recipe! Wanting to recreate the delicious chocolate peppermint biscotti I used to get when working at the coffee shop I found this fun Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti which seemed festive.

Biscotti reminds me a lot of scones and I’ve decided I love making both. They’re both pretty easy and end up yielding yummy results and this recipe is no exception! You shouldn’t have any issues putting this recipe together, but I found the mixture was quite thick. I used batters to mix it up and kind of expected it to look like cookie dough; thick but still workable. It reminded me more of scone batter which makes sense and ended up being super easy to mold into a rectangle. I’m glad I trust my instinct and didn’t try and add water or something because that would have made it too sticky.

I just eyed the rectangular shape and didn’t measure it exactly to the specifications listed in the recipe. Mine probably ended up with longer biscotti than normal, but it actually worked out perfect but I wanted to cut them in half so I had more to share with coworkers!

The only modification I made was using mini chocolate chips in the mixture and then instead of a glaze I melted white chocolate chips. I’m not good at tempering so at the recommendation of my husband (who at one time was trained as a chocolatier) I just melted about 3/4 cup of white chocolate chips in the microwave and then seeded 1/4 cup into the melted mixture. Be careful not to leave it in the microwave too long or the chocolate will seize and be unusable. I think I melted mine for 30 seconds, stirred, then went for another 30 seconds. After pouring in the remaining chocolate, stir this up until all the chocolate is melted. I took one side of the cooled biscotti and dipped it into the chocolate and topped with peppermint. It was a little messy (and messy looking), but it achieved the desired results!

Taste wise these were very good. The peppermint in the actual biscotti was enough to add flavor without going overboard. It was very festive tasting and went perfectly with a nice cup of coffee!

Baking Ease10
Time Spent10

Recipe Used: Lord Byron’s Kitchen

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