Best Holiday Cookie Ever! Chocolate Chip Peppermint Biscotti

These are pretty easy and delicious. You can let your kids come in a crush the candy. They also look very impressive. Put a few in a bag and pair with a mason jar of French Vanilla Cocoa Mix!

1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
3 eggs
3 cups AP Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies (I use mini candy canes)
1/2 cup mini- chocolate chips
Semisweet chips for dipping
1 tbl Crisco for dipping
Crushed peppermint for covering

First thing I do before any cooking is prep the peppermint. I use a meat tenderizer and put the peppermint in a zip bag. By the time you are done the bag will be perforated so us a cutting board to catch the dust.

This is what my NerdPie did for me in my last batch. Now onto the regular procedure.

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet or use a silpat (or generic version). Mix sugar, butter, peppermint extract an eggs until blended. Then mix in flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in 1/2 cup mini-chips and 1/2 peppermint. The dough at this point will be very stiff. Cut the dough in half and form 2 rectangles that will be about 10 by 2 inches.
2. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until it is light brown. Then allow them to cool for 15 minutes on the cookie sheet. Then cut it crosswise into 1/2 inch slices (I use a serrated knife). Then put the slices back on the cookie sheet with the cut sides down. Bake 15 minutes more until light brown and crisp. Immediately remove to cooling racks.
3.I put 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 tbl of Crisco in a microwave safe glass. Then microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring until all melted. Then dip each piece half way and place on wax paper. Then sprinkle with peppermint and let cool.

That is it, really.

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