Thursday, December 3, 2020

Christmas Morning Biscotti Gifts!


Today I am sharing an adaption of a post
 I did last year - but was a little late getting it posted.

And I think good timing is everything -

so right now seems to be the perfect time to share this,

for early enough planning ahead!


Biscotti is a double-baked dry crisp Italian "cookie,"

that travels well and keeps a while in an air tight container.

And just who wouldn't want a simple crispy crunchy biscuit

really good for dippin' and dunkin 

 in tea or coffee to start a morning off to a sweet start?

These easy-to-make baked super crunchy goodies
are the perfect answer!

I have been making them for years -
and last year had the idea (I got from Diana at Nana Takes a Break blog) to make them just 
the right size to fit inside Christmas card boxes
to give as gifts.

I love cleverly repurposing the use of things, don't you?

She made fudge for hers.

(I am adding this now- last year I had mentioned her and this year I omitted, so fixing now.)

 I always save these heavy-duty card boxes,
 and they'd been really adding up.

Last year I filled my seven boxes I had saved
 and dropped off to all my neighbors in my cul-de-sac.
(Hobby Lobby sells my favorite cards and have the best boxes.)

Of course biscotti individually wrapped up
 in cellophane & tied with a bow
 tucked into a jar or basket,
filled in a repurposed large jar, put in cute square cookie tins or filled up a cute holiday box...any contained works!

Two favorite recipes for fall & winter:


I cut up the cranberries much smaller and use less 

from the above recipes, which helps them

 keep their shape and stay together and not break too easily.

These make really great treats to mail to loved ones!

So, remember:


 and plan to do some biscotti baking this year!

As always, thanks for your visit.

Hugs and prayers,



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  1. You’ll have many happy neighbors when you gift them the crunchy biscotti, Michele. I’ll check out your recipes. Thank you! 😘

  2. Michele, this is such a yummy idea for those gifts from our kitchens we share. Love our card box packaging, love to recycle. Looked at the recipes and these have to be delish. Wish I had one now to go with my coffee. Stay well and enjoy this wonderful festive season.........

  3. This is so cute. Diana from Nana Diana just used christmas card boxes and put in fudge for her neighbors so this is really a cute idea. Those biscotti's look so delish. xoxo

    1. My original post last year mentioned her - when I redid it this time I forgot to.
      Her fudge looked so good and I told her I needed to repost this, too - too good of ideas not use them. :- )

  4. Yummy treats and cute boxes! I went down the HL Christmas card rabbit hole before I ever got to the recipes, lol (but I did pin the cranberry/orange!). HL is sold out of most of their cards! I wasn't going to send any this year but rather wait until shortly after the New Year. But as each day goes by, I feel I want to, so may end up doing so.

  5. Festive and pretty and nifty presentation, too. Reminds me of what Nana Diana is doing with card boxes and fudge.

  6. Biscotti is a great idea, too, Michele, because it is a 'sturdy' food. I wish I could eat it-off flour and sugar right now though. lol
    Thanks for the mention. Have a wonderful night- xo Diana

  7. What a great idea Michele! I have a hard time getting rid of a sturdy box, so this would be the perfect filler! Love how you made yours so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

  8. Hi Michele,
    Wish I lived on your cul de sac .....a pretty box of Christmas biscotti delivered by you would be a lovely Christmas treat! Thanks for sharing the recipes too.
    Take good care,


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