Candy Cane Biscotti


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Candy Cane Biscotti

Candy Cane Biscotti

Italian Biscotti cookies with candy canes dipped in vanilla candy coating.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cool & Wait times: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: candy canes, christmas, cookies, peppermint extract, vanilla candy coating
Servings: 48

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup peppermint candy cane finely crushed

Coating

  • 14 ounces vanilla candy coating
  • 2 drops food coloring red or pink
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract if desired

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°. Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour and baking powder; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in crushed candy.
  • Divide dough into fourths on lightly floured surface. Shape each fourth into 9 x 1 1/2 inch round logs with lightly floured hands. Place logs 3 inches apart onto lightly greased large cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until tops are cracked and ends just start to turn light brown. Remove from oven; reduce temperature to 325°. Cool logs 10 minutes on cookie sheet.
  • Carefully remove logs to cutting surface. Cut each log into 1/2 inch slices with sharp serrated knife. [Discard ends] Arrange pieces on same cookie sheet, cut-side down.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, turning once, or until cookies are light golden brown and crisp on both sides. Place onto cool rack; cool completely.
  • Place candy coating in 2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until melted [5 to 7 minutes]. Remove from heat. Stir in food color and peppermint extract.
  • Dip half of each biscotti into melted coating. Shake excess into pan. Place onto waxed paper; immediately sprinkle with decorator candies, sugars or crushed candy canes, if desired. Let set at room temperature until coating is hardened.

Notes

Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Candy Cane Biscotti
Serving Size
 
1 each
Amount per Serving
Calories
110
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
17
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
37
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
12
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
76
mcg
8
%
Calcium
 
11
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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