This post comes courtesy of Elaine Smit of Chow Bella Kids.
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I make these Candy Cane Biscotti every year during the holidays and package them up in cellophane bags with a ribbon to give away as gifts — or just keep around the house to enjoy with my coffee or milk in the morning. Biscotti make great gifts because they are sturdy enough for packaging and shipping. They taste great, and the crushed candy canes in this recipe lend a festive appearance.
Candy Cane Biscotti
Crushed candy cane give the biscotti an extra boost of flavor and sweetness.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
20 small candy canes, finely crushed
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
In a large bowl use an electric mixer to blend the sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
In a separate bowl stir together flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir until all the ingredients are blended together. Fold in the broken bits of candy canes.
Separate the dough into two sections. Shape each half of the dough into a rectangle, 10 x 3 inches, on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Cut each section crosswise into 1/2 in slices. Place sliced cut sides down on a baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes longer. Makes 24 cookies.
About the author: Elaine and her daughter Jenny are the founders of Chow Bella Kids. A business that specializes in cooking events just for kids. They teach kids cooking classes, cooking parties, summer camps, scouts and private cooking events. They created www.chowbellakids.net/ blog where they showcase kid friendly recipes, cooking tips, and videos. They are committed to educating and inspiring kids. They strive to make a bigger difference on the planet through the power of teaching children and families kids how to cook in a safe, fun and healthy environment.