Cornmeal Chili Pepper Biscotti

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

Here's a savory biscotti served as an appetizer or with soup! The recipe came from 1999 cookbook, Cookies for Christmas. Preparation time does not include initial cooling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat cheese & butter with electric mixer on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.
  3. Add chili peppers, baking powder, salt & pepper, beating until combined, & scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.
  4. Beat in eggs, then beat in cornmeal & as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.
  5. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, stir or knead in any remaining flour.
  6. Divide dough in half, & shape each half into a 9-inch long loaf.
  7. Place loaves about 5 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Flatten slightly to about 3 inches wide.
  9. Bake 30-35 minutes or until light brown.
  10. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 hour.
  11. When cooled, preheat oven to 325 degrees F, & transfer loaves to cutting board to cut each loaf into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  12. Place slices, cut sides down, on cookie sheet & bake for 15 minutes.
  13. Turn slices over & bake another 15 minutes or more or until cookies are dry & crisp.
  14. Transfer to wire rack to cool.


Most Helpful

Looking for a different appetizer for a holiday party, these immediately caught my attention. I made the dough as presented and changed the preparation a bit by slicing my biscotti about 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. This gave me an extra crispy result that was part cornbread and part cracker. Served with a black bean salsa and guacamole they were a delicious and elegant alternative to the popular corn chip. Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

justcallmetoni December 19, 2008

These are wonderful with a bowl of chili! The biscotti have a wonderful flavor and nice crunchy texture. Thank you for the recipe. Made for PRMR.

swissms December 30, 2009

Loved these, but we love corn muffins. I followed justcallmetoni's cue -- sliced them thin and served with our favorite salsa. Froze the rest so I would have them on hand. Thanks Syd for posting.

WiGal August 20, 2011

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