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Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd

 Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd
Field editor Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren Minnesota says friends were delighted to receive her fruit and nut biscotti mix. “Layer the dry ingredients in a clear jar, add a bow and attach the instructions for preparation and baking,” she notes.
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup pistachios
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs

Directions

  • Combine flour and baking powder; pour into a wide-mouth 1-qt. glass
  • container with a tight-fitting lid. Sprinkle cinnamon around edge of
  • container. Layer with 1/3 cup sugar, pistachios and cranberries,
  • packing each layer tightly (do not mix). Pour remaining sugar down
  • the center. Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  • To prepare biscotti: In a large bowl, beat butter and eggs. Gradually
  • stir in biscotti mix (dough will be sticky). Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half. On an ungreased baking sheet, shape each half
  • into a 10-in. x 2-in. rectangle. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes
  • or until firm. Cool for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife

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Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • into 3/4-in.-thick slices. Place cut side down on an ungreased
  • baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn and bake 5-6 minutes longer
  • or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an
  • airtight container. Yield: 16 cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 183 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.