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Cranberry Biscotti in a Jar

Cranberry Biscotti in a Jar

Cranberry Biscotti in a Jar

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Cranberry Biscotti in a Jar
4.6 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Biscotti, Gifts in a JarDifficulty: Easy



A layered “gift in a jar” recipe for a cranberry and pecan biscotti mix that makes a lovely homemade gift. Feel free to just make the biscotti and skip the jar step! Replace pecans with any nut of your choice (pistachios are great!), or the cranberries with dried cherries.


  • Prepare the gift jar:
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries

  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped pecans or nut of choice

  • 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar


  • Assemble the cookie mix:
  • Layer ingredients in order given 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 nuts to top off the jar.
  • Write instructions for using the mix:
  • Attach these directions to the jar:

    Cranberry Biscotti

    1/3 cup salted butter at room temperature
    2 large eggs
    Contents of this jar

    Beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add eggs and beat 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 375°F 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 325°F 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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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.
- Bill
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!
- Alyssa
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.
- Gloria
I received this as a Christmas gift. It was very easy to make and my husband and I really enjoyed it. The kids didn't even want to try it, however. I would recommend it because it was different, tasty and easy!
- A Baker
excellent easy and simple to make.
- s hickman
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