Secret Recipes Cookbook

Sometimes I wish I had a piece of my favorite cake from a local restaurant but I just didn't want to brave the crowds. Secret Recipes gives me some of my favorite restaurant recipes and I'm sure some of your favorites are in there too!

Holiday Recipes Box

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Biscottini

Treat yourself to Chocolate Chip Peppermint Biscottini with your morning coffee or afternoon tea. The small biscottini dipped in peppermint glaze makes a delicious Christmas cookie. Treat your friends to a sweet Gift in a Jar of Chocolate Chip Peppermint Biscottini arranged in a jar topped with fabric and festive ribbon.

2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 bar (3.5 ounces each) peppermint flavored semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, broken into small pieces to make 1 1/2 cups

Pink peppermint glaze (see recipe below)

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Biscottini  with coffee

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder an salt.

Beat butter in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Add flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time and beat thoroughly between each addition. Add chocolate and mix only until blended. (Do not overmix.)

Arrange dough in 2 strips (12"x2") on baking sheet. Gently pat to smooth top. Refrigerate 3 - 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake strips 25 - 30 minutes or until light golden brown and firm. Remove from oven.

Reduce oven temperature to 325° F. Cool Strips for 15 minutes. With serrated knife, but each strip to 1" thick slices, then cut each slice in half. Arrange pieces on baking sheet, cut-side up. Bake 15 - 18 minutes. Cool 5 minutes then turn pieces over and bake 15 minutes or until browned. Cool completely.

Dip end of each biscottini into glaze and place on parchment paper. Allow glaze to set until firm. Do not refrigerate. Store in air-tight jar.


Gift in a Jar

If giving as a Gift in a Jar, arrange in gift jar. Seal tightly. Cover top with fabric and attach gift tag to jar with raffia or your favorite ribbon.


Chocolate Chip Peppermint Biscottini is a perfect Gift in a Jar. Click here to see another great recipe!

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