Biscotti–Peppermint or Chocolate Chip

Biscotti–Peppermint or Chocolate Chip

Ingredients

Biscotti base

  • 3/4 cups softened butter
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 3 1/4 cups Baking Free gluten-free All Purpose Flour (403 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Peppermint half

  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (if making both flavors--double if only making peppermint)
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint sticks or candies (if making both flavors--double if only making peppermint)

Chocolate Chip half

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (if making both flavors--double if only making chocolate chip)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (if making both flavors--double if only making chocolate chip)

Decoration

  • 6 cubes meltable chocolate like for almond bark
  • 1/2 cup additional crushed peppermint candies
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Directions

Biscotti base
Step 1
In a large bowl for a strand mixer cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in separate bowl. Gradually add to the creamed mixture, beating until well blended. The dough will be stiff.
Step 2
Scrape the bowl sides and divide the dough into two equal parts in separate bowls. Add candy and appropriate flavorings to each bowl--peppermint flavoring and candy to one; vanilla and chocolate chips to the other. Place each half on an ungreased baking sheet. Shape each into a log 12 X 2.5-inch rectangle. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown..
Step 3
Cool on baking rack for 15 minutes. Carefully transfer each log to cutting board and slice into 1/2-inch slices. Place one cut side down on ungreased baking sheet and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Decoration
Step 4
Melt chocolate for decorating according to instructions on package. Dip each slice of biscotti in chocolate and sprinkle with crushed candy or chopped nuts. Place on wax paper lined tray. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.