Double Chocolate Mint Biscotti

In an attempt to bring some consistency to my blog, I’m transferring some old recipes from their own pages into blog posts. Bear with me while I get this all sorted out. Perhaps they will inspire you (or maybe me) to try these old recipes out!

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The following recipe was originally posted on March 1, 2009

I came up with this recipe to create a biscotti flavour just for my sister for Christmas 2008. It turned out really well, and received rave reviews from my sister, who loves everything mint & chocolate. I’ve based my recipe off the biscotti recipes in the cookbook cookbook One Smart Cookie by Julie Van Rosendaal.

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Double Chocolate Mint Biscotti

Makes 2 dozen biscotti

Biscotti

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mint chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds

Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • green food colouring (optional)

 

  • 1/2 cup min chocolate chips, melted for drizzling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips.
  3. In another bowl, combine eggs/white, peppermint extract, and water.
  4. Add egg mixture along with toasted almonds to the flour mixture. Stir by hand until just combine – dough will still be a bit crumbly.
  5. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into two 8" logs. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2-3" apart. Flatten each into a rectangle approximately 3" across.
  6. Bake for 25 – 30 min, until firm and cracked on top. Transfer to wire rack to cool for 15 min. Reduce the oven temperature to 275 degree F.
  7. Slice the cooled logs diagonally into 1/2 – 3/4" tick slices with a serrated knife. Place biscotti cut side down on cookie sheet. Bake for 20 min, then turn over biscotti and bake for another 20 min. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  8. To make glaze, combine icing sugar, extract, milk, and food colouring (if using) in a bowl. Drizzle or brush over cooled biscotti.
  9. Once glaze is dried, drizzle with melted mint chocolate. Allow to harden, then enjoy!

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