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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion

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~ Christmas Biscotti Mix in a Jar ~

3/4 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
3/4 cup chopped shelled green pistachios
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
2 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup Vanilla Sugar (recipe BELOW**)

**Vanilla Sugar**
Fill a quart jar with 4 cups sugar
Cut a vanilla bean in half lengthwise
and insert both halves into sugar
Secure lid and store in a cool dry place
for several weeks before using
Will keep indefinitely

Layer in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar in order listed above
Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient

Put the lid on the jar and tie a homespun fabric bow around the lid
As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid

Attach jar labels to the jar with the following instructions


~ Christmas Biscotti ~

1 jar Biscotti Mix
1/3 cup butter (no substitutes)
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 375F
Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an
electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds
Beat in eggs. Stir in jar contents just till
combined using a wooden spoon. Divide dough
in half. Cover and chill till easy to handle,
if necessary. Shape each portion of dough into
a 9 inch loaf. Place loaves 4 inches apart on a
lightly greased cookie sheet, flattening slightly
till 2 inches wide. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or
till a wooden toothpick inserted near the center
comes out clean. Cool loaves on the cookie sheet
for 1 hour. Cut each loaf diagonally into 1/2 inch
thick slices using a serrated knife. Place slices,
cut sides down on an ungreased cookie sheet
Bake in a 325 oven for 8 minutes
Turn slices over; bake 8-10 minutes more
or till dry and crisp
Cool on wire rack
Makes 32

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