Biscotti are an ideal treat to include in holiday gift packages because they are easy to make, keep very well, and are the perfect thing for recipients to enjoy with their bags of homemade hot chocolate mix. Last year I did chocolate and gingerbread biscotti which were great, but I’m always excited to try a new flavor. Now as regular readers know from my post on peppermint mocha cupcakes, I am not a peppermint (or mint) lover…so I’m breaking my own rule here and blogging about something I didn’t taste. I think it’s alright though, because I’ve heard so many rave reviews about these that I’m sure normal people will love them. It’s a basic biscotti dough with chopped up candy canes mixed in, then topped with white chocolate and more crushed candy canes. They look so fun and festive.
Normally I make my biscotti quite a bit larger, but I made the first couple of batches in the normal size and they just seemed way too big. Probably because of the numerous other treats going in the packages (or maybe the peppermint smell was getting to me). Whatever the case, I followed the size indicated in the recipe the second time around and made them on the smaller side. I actually think the small size is better for gift-giving, so I’ll continue to make these as mini biscotti in the future. Enjoy!