Crunchy, chocolatey biscottis.
Drizzled with white chocolate.
Maybe throw in a gingerbread latte.
Hope everyone’s December has been going well – does anyone else feel like it’s been flying by?!
Aside from last minute shopping, I’ve been trying to come up with different DIY Christmas gift ideas to make for family and friends. I feel like there are so many more gift ideas I want to make, but there just isn’t enough time! (Really should have started Xmas baking earlier like some of you smart bloggers out there!)
I came up with biscottis because I wanted to make a cookie that would travel well with minimal breakage. Plus with the holiday season here, biscotti cookies make great stir-sticks and dunking objects to go along with holiday drinks!
I modified the original recipe slightly and was able to make about 20 cookies.
- 1/2 C butter, softened
- 2/3 C sugar
- 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 egs
- 1 3/4 C AP flour
- 1/2 C white chocolate chips
- 4 squares milk or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in cocoa and baking powder and beat for 2 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time.
- Stir in flour, white chocolate and semi-sweet/ milk chocolate. Cover dough, and chill for about 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Divide dough into two parts, and roll each part into a 9 inch long log. Place logs on cookie sheet, flatten slightly.
- Bake for ~25 minutes or until done. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 mins, then carefully transfer to wire rack to cool.
- Cut each loaf into 1/2 inch slices. Place slices on an cookie sheet, and bake at 325 degrees F for 9 minutes. Turn cookies over and bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container.
I originally wasn’t planning on adding a white chocolate drizzle but they just looked like they were missing something.
Similar to the snowflake cookies (check them out here), package these cookies in a clear bag and pop on a gift tag for an easy DIY Christmas gift.
I made my own tags using stamps and embossing powder, but I’m sure you can find plain gift tags at a craft store – Happy baking!