This biscotti recipe mixes crushed candy canes into the dough for Christmas cheer! Dip in white chocolate or don't, they are delicious with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee!
Course: Breakfast, Cookies
Keyword: biscotti recipe, candy cane cookies, how to make biscotti
Author: Nikki Gladd
2 1/2cupsall-purpose flour
1 1/2teaspoonsbaking powder
8tablespoonsunsalted butter, softened
2/3cupcrushed red and white peppermint candy canes
14ouncesfine quality white chocolate, melted (optional)
extra crushed candy canes to sprinkle on melted white chocolate(optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter sugar mixture and beat until thoroughly combined. Add the crushed candy and stir.
Divide dough into 4 even pieces on a lightly floured surface. Shape each piece into 9- x 1 1/2-inch round log. Place logs 3 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake until tops are cracked and ends just start to turn light brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 325°F. Cool logs 10 minutes on cookie sheet.
Cut each log diagonally into 3/4-inch slices with sharp serrated knife. (Discard or eat ends, if you want.) Arrange pieces standing up back onto the baking sheet.
Bake until cookies are light golden brown and crisp on both sides, about 15 minutes. The centers may still be a little soft, but will firm up as they cool. Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
OPTIONAL: Once cookies are completely cooled, melt the white chocolate according to package directions. Dip half of each biscotti into melted chocolate – shake off excess. Immediately sprinkle with additional crushed candy canes and set on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet until the chocolate has set.
Make sure candy canes are finely crushed with few, if any, chunks left. The chunks of candy cane can make it difficult to slice the logs.
Nutrition information is an estimate only and based on 1 cookie not dipped in white chocolate.