Happy Holidays: Homemade Chocolate Biscotti

Whoa, it's been a crazy busy few weeks! I haven't had any time to blog and I'm really regretting that now. The holidays always end up stressing me out a lot more than they should, and I lose a lot of sleep fretting over anything and everything. This year I had the added bonus of getting sick with food poisoning, followed almost immediately by something I will call the "Almost Flu." But the great news is that I survived, so yay!

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year, which is probably why I make every attempt to be extra festive. The last few years I've challenged myself with creating a batch of homemade gifts to give out. I've previously done homemade mulling spices, cranberry oatmeal chocolate chip cookie mix, and also homemade vanilla extract. This year I decided to give homemade chocolate biscotti a try, and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I'm probably the only person in the world who doesn't drink coffee, but I do know that biscotti goes great with it, and who can say no to chocolate?? 

Here's a peek at my biscotti, and also some of my homemade gifts from Christmases past:  

2014: Chocolate Biscotti dipped in dark chocolate and walnuts

2014: Chocolate Biscotti dipped in dark chocolate and walnuts

Giftwrapping 2013

Giftwrapping 2013

Vanilla Extract 2013

Vanilla Extract 2013

2012: Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix

2012: Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix

2012: Packaging for mulling spice

2012: Packaging for mulling spice

2012: Homemade mulling spices

2012: Homemade mulling spices