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The Biscotti can be traced back to Roman times. They were a convenient food that contained sustenance for both travelers and the Roman Legions. The dry, crunchy cookie contained no fat, but was nourishment for the Roman Legion. They were dipped in wine or any other liquid available. Because of the convenience of the Biscotti, the soldier could travel far with this food.
The Biscotti became famous all over Italy, but in Tuscany is where flavors were added; such as anisette, amaretto and lemon.
Columbus is said to be the one who brought the biscotti to the U.S. He needed a viable food source that would resist moisture and mold while on his journey.
Today the biscotti is popular in the U.S as well as many other countries. It is now considered a delectable dessert, which includes fruits and nuts, and is a companion to the coffee. My family has used a variety of fruits and flavors, but the Lemon Cranberry Biscotti is my favorite

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Servings: 36


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  • 1 Standard white cake mix
  • 2. 1 cup flour
  • 3. 1/2 cup butter or oleo
  • 4. 2 eggs
  • 5.. 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 6. 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 7. 1 cup chopped, dried cranberries
  • 8. 2 T. grated lemon rind


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350.degrees
  2. 2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. 3. In large bowl, combine cake mix, flour, butter, eggs and vanilla;. beat well at low speed
  4. 4. Add cranberries, nuts, and lemon rind. Blend well.
  5. 5. Divide dough in half.
  6. 6. Shape each half into 12 inch logs.
  7. 7. Place each log on parchment lined baking pan
  8. 8. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out dry.
  9. 9. Remove from oven. Allow to cool for at lest 15 minutes.
  10. 10. Using serrated knife, cut logs, at an angle, into 1/2 inch slices
  11. 11. Return slices back to oven and bake for 10 minutes
  12. 12. Remove and let cool on cooling racks.
  13. Variation: Dip one end of biscotti in melted chocolate. .
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 88g
Recipe makes 36 servings
Calories 418  
Calories from Fat 276 66%
Total Fat 32.02g 40%
Saturated Fat 13.39g 54%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Potassium 184mg 5%
Total Carbs 31.27g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g 13%
Sugars 16.62g 11%
Protein 6.45g 10%


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