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CRANBERRY PISTACHIO BISCOTTI RECIPE FROM NICOLE WILLS OF TIKKIDO.COM

Every holiday needs a few sweets! If you’re looking for something a little different for this year’s cookie tray, try one of these recipes! Studded with festive green pistachios and red cranberries, these biscotti make a wonderful addition to any holiday cookie tray. They’re not as sweet as many Christmas cookies, which makes them perfect with coffee for a breakfast treat. Who can resist Christmas cookies for breakfast every once in a while?

Ingredients: 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup olive oil 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 3/4 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 cup shelled pistachios Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine sugar, olive oil, and beaten eggs. Mix until thoroughly blended. Add vanilla and almond extracts, and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir together. Mix the wet and the dry ingredients, creating a wet, sticky dough. Once completely mixed, add the cranberries and pistachios, and mix until distributed evenly through the dough. Divide dough in half, and shape into two long, flat logs of dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Wet your hands with water to keep the dough from sticking to your hands. Each loaf of dough should be approximately a foot long, and 2-3 inches wide.

Bake for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. In the meantime, reduce oven temperature to 275 degrees. Use a sharp bread knife to slice the logs in 1” thick slices. Cutting the log at an angle will give you that distinctive biscotti shape. The more severe the angle, the larger your biscotti will be, but the fewer you will have in the end. Arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake a second time at 275 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy

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