Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Candy Cane Biscotti

Biscotti means twice-baked.  The traditional recipe uses no form of yeast or fat  but I added a little butter to my dough. These crunchy little beauties are great dipped in your coffee or hot cocoa or wrap them up and give them as gifts for others to enjoy.  

Candy Cane Biscotti                                                                                   Printable Recipe

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon mint (or peppermint) extract
2-1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/16 teaspoon salt
6 candy canes

1/3 cup milk chocolate
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
2/3 Tablespoon shortening, divided
1 candy cane crushed (optional)
Crush candy canes into small pieces.  It should yield about 1/2 cup.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and extract and beat.
In small bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and candy canes.
Gradually add dry mixture to creamed mixture.
Beat until just combined.
On UNgreased cookie sheet, shape into 12" x 4" rectangle.
Bake for 25 minutes.  Cool pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.
Cut into 1/2" slices.  I always measure since I know that I will keep getting larger each time if I don't.
Place cut side down on baking sheet.  Bake for 12-14 minutes more.
Cool on wire rack.
Melt 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips with 1/3 Tablespoon shortening (just a dab really.)
Drizzle on with a fork. Sprinkle with more crushed candy canes if you like.
Another option for presentation is to just put the chocolate on the skinny side.
To use the white chocolate you do the same, melt it with a dab of shortening and drizzle on.

Dip away!!


  1. I wish I had a piece right now!! Making my mouth water, Jenny!! :)

  2. So pretty! I bet these go great with a nice cup of tea.

  3. I should maybe try this as there's no sifting! I hate sifting. LOL

  4. These look absolutely incredible!! I love candy cane.

    1. There is just enough candy cane for flavor but not to overwhelm. If you like more sprinkle extra on while the chocolate is still wet.

  5. Your biscotti look beautiful and I love that they are flavoured with candy canes - perfect for Christmas!

  6. This biscotti sounds fantastic! I love the candy cane in there. What a great Christmas treat :)

  7. Jenny the biscotti look delicious. I've made so many different kinds of cookies but I haven't tried biscotti. I love the peppermint candy, perfect with my double espresso.

    1. Super easy to make Joanne. I hope you give it a go!

  8. Love biscotti and loving that you used candy cane for this one ;)

    1. I dropped the box after I got home so I had to so something with the broken pieces!

  9. Jenny,

    Wow! This is so perfect for Christmas. I would love a piece to dunk in my coffee every morning. Thanks for sharing! YUM!!
    Diane Roark

  10. This sounds so good - i love the idea of adding crushed candy cane (one of the best flavors EVER!)

  11. This biscotti looks too yummy! Thanks for sharing, visiting from Foodie Friends Friday.

  12. A cup of coffee and two biscotti please. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social. You always bring the most yummy goodies. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PMEST. Pinned and YUM'd! :) http://www.theKitchenChopper.com