This Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti is the perfect cookie for dunking in coffee or milk. These crunchy, festive cookies also make beautiful Christmas gifts!
Be the first to get new recipes – Subscribe to Back For Seconds by Email
Get my new cookbook, Brownies, Blondies, and Bars here!
I don’t make biscotti nearly enough and I have no idea why! They are faster to make than regular cookies (no scooping), they are the perfect companion to my regular afternoon coffee breaks, and my kids get so excited and love dunking them in milk!
This Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti would make such a nice gift too! Wrap some in cellophane and tie with a ribbon. Put them in a big coffee mug and voila! You have an easy, yummy, lovely gift anyone would be happy to receive.
Speaking of gifts, are you done Christmas shopping? Don’t even ask me. While I’ve made several trips to various stores, and multiple boxes are arriving daily, I have so many people to buy for, it’s taking me a lot longer this year to get it all done.
I think next year I should just give everyone cookies, candy, and fudge! Ha! It sure would make things easier, and I never hear anyone complain about receiving tasty food gifts 🙂
I hope you give this Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti a try, and I hope it fills you with cheer! Merry Christmas!!
Looking for last minute gifts? This cookbook is the perfect gift for sweets lovers and bakers of all skill levels! Get your copy today!
Check out these collections of Must Make Christmas Recipes too!
The ULTIMATE Christmas Dessert Guide! Cookies, Candy, Fudge and More!
17 Festive Recipes That Will Make You LOVE Eggnog
RED and GREEN Desserts to Make Your Christmas Merry and Bright!
Freezer Friendly, Make-Ahead Christmas Cookies and Candies!
20 Easy No-Bake Christmas Candy Recipes
25 Fabulous Fudge Recipes for Gift Giving and Holiday Parties
17 Pie Recipes Perfect for The Holidays
19 Beautiful AND Delicious Sugar Cookies
Originally published Dec 20, 2015
How many pieces would this recipe yield?
I made these for Christmas cookie gift platters that our team in the operating room gives to the Pre-op and PACU nurses every Christmas and boy are they amazing! Loved by all and the recipe was asked for many times. Thanks for the excellent recipe!!!
Stephanie Brubaker says
That makes me so happy. Thanks so much for letting me know! Merry Christmas!
If I freeze these, when should I add the topping? Can the topping freeze or should I wait until I’m ready to gift these?
Stephanie Brubaker says
I would add the topping just before gifting. I have frozen them with the topping on, but the candy cane bits aren’t as good that way. Enjoy, Abby!
Robann Meyer says
You should be able to freeze the toppings too. Make sure you use a good freezer bag or container.
I have a cookie exchange at work next week. I am definitely making these to take. Festive, fun and they look down right delicious! Thank you for posting this recipe, I know it will be enjoyed!!
Teri Handrick says
I love biscotti, I can’t wait to give them a try. I would love to make them for gifts and place in a mug as you suggested, by the way where did you get those darling mugs, they would be delightful filled with biscotti.
Linda Cameron says
These look awesome! How many biscotti does it make? I need to take them to a party!
Stephanie Brubaker says
Thank you! This makes about 16 biscotti. Hope you enjoy!
These look so good and crispy!!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
I recently made peppermint biscotti but didn’t think about chocolate. I really like your version. So pretty!
Meg @ With Salt and Wit says
Not going to lie…I am excited for Christmas to get here and be over. I am done so over wrapping presents and running to a million stores! Not a grinch, just ready to enjoy the holiday! And these chocolate peppermint biscotti is how I should start my holiday!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
I wish I had one to dunk in my coffee right now!
We love biscotti and these look awesome!
Serene @ House of Yumm says
These are beautiful Stephanie!! They’re perfect!
This biscotti is so fun and festive. I’d be so happy to serve this to our Christmas guests.
Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen says
I’m also always asking myself why I don’t make biscotti more often! What could be better than a cookie that I can dunk in coffee? These are so pretty with the crushed peppermint!
These look beautiful! Just what I needed to top off my Christmas baskets this year! One question though. How do you keep the crushed candy canes on the biscotti as in the photo? The instructions don’t seem to match the pictures-although I may just simply be missing a step somewhere. Wouldn’t be the first time! 😉
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
For the longest time I thought biscotti were difficult to make since you had to bake them twice. Um…NOPE! I’m with you though, I don’t make them nearly enough either! These are some gorgeously festive ones!
Jenny | Honey and Birch says
These biscotti are sooo pretty! I think I’m going to make them for Christmas Eve!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
This would make a great holiday gift!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
This biscotti looks amazing Stephanie!
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
You have no idea how much I want these with my cup of tea right now! These would make wonderful holiday gifts!
Rachel @the dessert chronicles says
These look so awesome! Loving the drizzle and peppermint on top!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
This is just the most gorgeous biscotti ever!! You’re right – what great gifts this would make!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
There is no Christmas without biscotti! This chocolate peppermint version looks so festive!
Oh my, these are wonderful. I usually stay away from biscotti because they can be so hard. I think I will eliminate the second baking and keep everything else. Thanks!
Dip them in coffee, tea or hot chocolate and they almost melt in your mouth! That’s the ONLY way I eat biscotti and I LOVE it!