Saturday, November 12, 2016
So, I remembered a little late this week, that I had committed to going to Jenn's annual cookie exchange this weekend, yet hadn't even prepared for it! Whoops!
I had wanted to give biscotti a try this year since I was tired of always finding recipes that felt like close duplicates to recipes past. But I was a little unsure on how it would all work out (so I had a backup recipe ready on hand just in case!!) :)
I also wanted to do something different, flavor wise, since most everyone sticks with the traditional chocolates, peanut butter and caramels.
I chose a traditional Italian Anise Biscotti, but then thought I'd love to add some pistachios to it too....so I added the nuts to half my batch to mix things up.
They turned out great, if I do say so myself!! And what's more, they were incredibly easy to make! So, I may be doing more biscotti in my future. Heehee!
I had bought a bunch of Christmas-y tins to package them in, but since I did half with nuts I decided I better wrap them separate just in case. So, I've got two little bundles in each tin box, with and without nuts. I also decided to add a couple of Earl Grey tea packets as well, since I think these would go great with a hot beverage. And, I'll probably add a quick little recipe label on the inside of the lids, if I have time tomorrow morning. But for now, I'm basking in the glory, of being done waaaaay earlier than I ever am for these things. Ha!!!