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biscotti gift jar

Cherry, Coconut and Pistachio Biscotti

  • Author: Girl Versus Dough
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 24 biscotti 1x

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Ingredients

For the gift jars:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

For the recipe:

  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest of 1 small lemon

Instructions

  1. To make the gift jar: In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Add mixture to a large (at least 1 quart) mason jar. Top with cornmeal, sugar, dried cherries, pistachios and shredded coconut. Seal jar and gift to a friend with recipe instructions.
  2. To make the biscotti: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Pour all ingredients from mason jar into a large bowl. In a separate medium bowl, whisk eggs, oil and lemon zest until combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; stir thoroughly to combine.
  4. Shape and pat dough into a roughly 14-by-4-inch log on prepared baking sheet. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown and set. Cool completely.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Use a serrated knife to slice log diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place biscotti cut-side down on parchment-lined baking sheet, spaced at least a 1/2-inch apart. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheet and flipping biscotti over halfway through, until biscotti are golden around the edges. Cool completely.