Candy Cane White Chocolate Marble Biscotti - a Sweet Christmas Cookie Gift

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by Charlotte

candy cane biscotti

Our 13 year-old daughter is our Baking Contributor.  Oh this momma's proud! She's shared a few of her sweet treats already - you can find them all here - and she always does her own photography.  This post is a first though!  This is the first time she's written the intro to it herself.  It's so much fun - and crazy delicious!    😊 ~ Robin

What's the best winter drink in the world? Hot chocolate, right? Warms you up after tobogganing or an icy walk. It's not too difficult to make and it's also chocolate. You can have it cold, you can pour it in a thermos or just pop it in a mug. What's not to love?

There's not much you can do to improve it, though. I guess you can add marshmallows or whipped cream, but that's boring. I want something unique and special. Something to add some pizzazz.

Biscotti was the only cure to this hot chocolate sadness.

Not just any biscotti. Super Biscotti. I worked in my lab to concoct the best biscotti ever. It couldn't just be plain, it had to have chocolate. But not completely chocolate, it also had to have more chocolate and candy canes. I created with my heat ray (the oven) and the magic pot (a double boiler) to make... CANDY CANE WHITE CHOCOLATE MARBLE BISCOTTI!!! (Try saying that ten times fast.)

This recipe sounds crazy complicated but it really isn't. You just make the dough, cook it once, slice the loaves, cook them again, plop in some chocolate and candy canes and presto, you got biscotti.

The best biscotti.

This recipe is tasty and not too difficult. Another plus is that you can take breaks during the cooking. You can also leave the white chocolate and candy canes out but I don't recommend it.

Now stop reading this and start baking...I'm going to bake some more to give to my friends and teachers.  I think my Candy Cane White Chocolate Marble Biscotti will be a great Christmas gift!

A couple things to be careful of:
  • don't forget them in the oven (I may have done that) 
  • make sure to let the loaves cool a bit before you slice them - but not TOO long - or they'll crack.  Ten minutes is best.
  • really crush those candy canes - you want some small pieces.

The two layers of the biscotti - before the first baking. 
You don't have to be too exact - baking is supposed to fun not stressful!

My momma took these pictures while I did the finishing touches.
A) Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler.  I used a pot with a metal bowl in it.

B) Dunk the biscotti. I like to dunk it sideways - so you get a sweet hit of chocolate with every dunk!

C) Crush the candy canes.  We did it between sheets of parchment with my favourite heavy marble rolling pin.

D) Dip the warm chocolate in the crushed candy canes.  And let cool.

Yield: 22 large cookies

Candy Cane White Chocolate Marble Biscotti

prep time: 35 MINScook time: 55 MINStotal time: 90 mins


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 egg
  • 6 oz. white chocolate
  • 12 candy canes


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Place the sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 eggs in a large bowl. Mix with a beater at high speed until ribbons fall from the beaters.
  3. Combine the flours, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  4. Add flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Divide dough in half. Set one half aside. Put the other half in a medium bowl and to that add the 2 teaspoons of vanilla, cocoa powder and water. Mix until evenly combined.
  6. Split the plain dough into half and split the chocolate into half.  Roll each quarter out into a flat 8X4 size. Place each plain quarter on top of the chocolate quarters. 
  7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and put the loaves on top.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes.  Remove loaves from tray and cool for ten minutes.
  9. Reduce oven to 275.  Cut the loaves diagonally for a total of 22 pieces. Place slices on their sides on the tray and bake for 20 minutes flipping halfway through.
  10. Let cool completely.
  11. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler.  Between sheets of parchment paper crush the candy canes with a rolling pin.  Smaller pieces are best.
  12. Dip biscotti into the melted chocolate then the crushed candy canes.
  13. Let cool then enjoy.
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  1. As a proud Grandma, I hope that I will get some for Christmas too. Sounds heavenly. Great photos as well.

    1. I’ll gladly make some for you! Maybe even double the recipe for more deliciousness- Charlotte


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