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Cranberry Biscotti in a Jar


Makes about 32

3/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
3/4 cup pecans
2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup sugar

Layer ingredients in order inside a a clean 1 quart jar. Tap gently on the counter top to settle each layer before adding the next. Add additional cranberries or pecans to top off the jar.

Attach these directionst to the jar:
Cranberry Biscotti
Beat 1/3 cup butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add 2 eggs and beat on medium until well combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in contents of jar just until combined. Divide into 2 loaves on cookie sheet, chilling if necessary to make dough easier to handle. Each loaf should be about 9 inches long and 2 inches wide. Bake at 375F for 25-30 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on sheet for 1 hour. Cut each loaf diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices using a serrated (bread) knife. Place slices on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325F for 8 minutes, then turn over and bake for 8-10 minutes more or until dry and crisp. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Makes 32 cookies.

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Reviews of Cranberry Biscotti in a Jar:

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  Sarah in Toronto, ON, Canada  Dec 24, 2011
Would make this again.
I used my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer to make this recipe, and once all mixed together, the mixture was extremely dry and crumbly! I decided then to add some pure almond extract and a splash of orange juice to help the dough stick together. It is in the oven now, so let's keep our fingers crossed it turns out! Smells yummy! :) 3 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 2, 2011
Would make this again.
I am thinking of giving this as a gift, do you think it would still be good if I substitute the pecans for walnuts and add chocolate chips? 5 stars

  Alyssa in Arnold mo  Oct 10, 2011
Would make this again.
This was absolutely delicious! I received this a birthday gift and made it and shared it with my husband John! His mouth dropped in awe! I made the cherry version! Loved it! 5 stars

  Bill in CT  Nov 14, 2008
Would make this again.
This biscotti is perfect, not too sweet, but not to dry. It is perfect for dunking in tea or coffee. The last reviewer said it was a little dry. If they're mixing it by hand I agree, but if you use a standing mixer like a kitchen aid, and use the paddle attachment it will work well. 5 stars

  Gloria in Los Angeles, California  Sep 5, 2003
Would make this again.
Tasted great but there was not enough shortening (butter) to hold it together. I will try to add more butter next time or some liquid. 3 stars

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