For a homemade Christmas gift, wrap up these crisp, fruity treats. They're especially good with coffee.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; beat until combined. Beat in the 3 eggs, vanilla, and almond extract until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour; the anise and fennel seeds; and the cranberries, pistachios, and apricots with a wooden spoon. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 12-inch-long log 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Place logs at least 3 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten each log slightly to 3/4-inch thickness. Combine egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush over logs.

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  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown. Cool logs on cookie sheet 1 hour or till completely cool.

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  • When logs are cool, preheat oven to 325 dgrees F. Transfer logs to a cutting board. Cut each log diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Lay slices down on cookie sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Turn slices over, and bake 5 minutes more or until dry and crisp. Remove and cool on wire racks. Makes about 48.

Tips

Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; 2 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 65 mg sodium. 11 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 2 g protein; 97 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 20 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

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10/21/2018
Boscotti is a childhood memory. My favorite has always been, vanilla with pistachio cranberry and orange. They are perfect with Christmas coffee!raf