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Christmas Biscotti
Frances (Aiello) Giamona

     1/4 cup butter or margarine
     1/2 cup sugar
     1 1/2 t. baking powder
     1 t. orange jest
     1/2 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
     1 1/2 cup flour
     1 egg
     1/2 t. anise seeds 

     1. In a mixer, beat butter until soft.
     2. Add 1/2 cup of flour and continue to mix.
     3. Add sugar, egg, baking powder, and anise seeds and mix thoroughly.
     4. Add fruit and orange jest and mix.
     5. Shape into a loaf about 2 inches wide and 1 inch thick.
     6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown.
     7. Remove from oven and cool for about 1 hour.
     8. Cut into 1/2 inch slices, place on a cookie sheet, and toast in 325 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.