Christmas: Mini Cranberry & White Chocolate Biscotti

Biscotti’s are a delightful treat perfect for dunking in coffee or just eatin on their own. They also make a lovely Christmas gift as they will last for several weeks in a air tight container.

The Cranberry and white chocolate flavours make this a lovely festive biscuit. The inclusion of pistachios would also be lovely giving red and green colours.
The recipe is nice and easy, the kids could even help make these as there is some kneading and rolling which they can help with. They could even give them to their teachers as a gift they helped make.
INGREDIENTS

1 3/4 Cups PlainFlour 
2/3 Cups Caster Sugar
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/3 Cup Light Margarine or butter or Nuttelex 
2 Large Eggs
100gms Dried Cranberries
100gms White Chocolate, chopped
LET’S PUT IT ALTOGETHER

1. Place the first four ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine.
2. Add the margarine and cut it into the dry ingredients to form a mix that resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Add the eggs and mix well to make a well formed ball.

4. Place into a lightly floured surface and knead for a little. Pour the cranberries and white chocolate onto the dough and knead it in to evenly distribute.
5. Divide into four even parts.

6. Roll each 1/4 into a log that is approx 15cm long and 5cm wide. Place onto a lined baking tray making sure they are about 5cm apart. Bake in a 170 degree Celsius oven for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.

7. Remove from oven (leave oven on) allow to cool slightly so you can touch them. Cut each log diagonally into pieces of approximately 10.

8. Place the individual biscuits back onto a lined baking tray and bake for a further 20 minutes on 150 degree Celsius.

9. Allow to cool completely before placing in an air tight container.

Shown here in an Ikea jar with a $1 Kmart Christmas tree decoration.

TIP: Save old jars, clean and air out well. This will save money and is also great to recycle.
Use ribbon, material to decorate the lid.
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