This biscotti is a Christmas TREAT to dip in your coffee or hot chocolate. Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Biscotti are chocolate biscotti dipped into semi-sweet chocolate and then dipped in crushed peppermint candy. They're a delightful way to celebrate the holiday season!
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword biscotti, Italian cookies, peppermint chocolate biscotti
First, in a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar (combine and mix until almost smooth.) Add one egg at a time. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
Then, add in vanilla extract, coffee granules, water, baking powder, and salt. and mix.
Next, add flour about a half of a cup at a time and mix until combined.
Then, add cocoa powder and mix until smooth.
Form cookie dough into a ball, put it in plastic wrap and freeze dough (set a timer) for 30 min to make it easier to handle. It shouldn't freeze to a solid in that time but just be very cold and malleable.
Next, preheat oven to 375F.
Then, divide cooled dough into two 10 inch or so logs spaced at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 25 min. Allow them to cool 20 minutes before you cut them.
Next, using a serrated knife, cut baked and cooled logs into 12 pieces from each log. Suggestion: cut each log in half and then 1/4 and then 1/8 and then 1/12 pieces to make them even.
Toast biscotti: Place baked, cut biscotti pieces into oven for 5-10 minutes on each side. Toasting them helps them to stay together when dipping them in chocolate.
Then, line a baking sheet with wax paper or aluminum foil to put chocolate-dipped biscotti on.
Next, in a microwave safe bowl, melt semi sweet chocolate chips in microwave for about one minute. Stir until completely melted.
Then, dip each flat end of biscotti into melted chocolate. Put chocolate-dipped biscotti onto wax paper to let excess chocolate drip off.
Last, dip each of the chocolate-dipped biscotti end into the crushed peppermint candy pieces. Let cool in the refrigerator or counter top until hardened. Store in covered containers.
Store in an air tight container or vacuum pack them to maintain freshness. Freeze in air tight container or freezer bag for up to six months.