Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Candy Cane Biscotti

Candy Cane Biscotti (Adapted from Land O Lakes)

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2/3 cup finely crushed peppermint candy canes
14 ounces fine-quality white chocolate, melted
extra crushed candy canes to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined - stir in crushed candy.

Evenly divide dough into 4 pieces on a lightly floured surface. Shape each piece into 9" x 1 1/2" round log. Place logs 3 inches apart onto parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake until tops are cracked and ends just start to turn light brown, about 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 325. Cool logs 10 minutes on cookie sheet.

Cut each log diagonally into 1/2" slices with sharp serrated knife. [Discard ends] Arrange pieces standing up back onto the baking sheet.

Bake until cookies are light golden brown and crisp on both sides, about 12 to 15 minutes. The centers may still be a little soft, but will firm up as they cool.. Place onto cool rack and cool completely.

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.

Makes about 4 dozen.


  1. Have all ingredients on hand. Just found an excuse to turn on the oven.

  2. Jep - !

    Carole - Hope you like them!

  3. i never have luck melting white chocolate, any suggestions?

  4. Anon - What kind are you using? The chips (real white chocolate?) or a large block?

  5. I tried making this today and it was delicious! The only change I made is that I used candy canes with both the red & green swirls for a little added touch of color. Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe!