Cranberry biscotti recipe
Cranberry Biscotti Recipe: A Classic Italian Treat
There’s nothing quite like a crispy, nutty biscotti dunked in a hot cup of coffee or tea. And if you’re a fan of tart, sweet cranberries, this recipe is perfect for you. Cranberry biscotti are a classic Italian treat that are easy to make and perfect for holiday gifts or snacking any time of year. Here’s how to make them.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
- 1 cup chopped almonds
Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the room temperature butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Add the dry flour mixture to the wet mixture a little bit at a time, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, or your biscotti will be tough. Stir in the dried cranberries and chopped almonds, making sure they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a log about 12 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Place the logs on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 3 inches apart. Use your hands or a spatula to flatten the logs slightly so they are about 3/4 inch tall.
Bake the logs for 25-30 minutes, or until they are lightly golden and firm to the touch. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the logs cool for 10-15 minutes.
Using a serrated knife, cut each log diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place the slices back on the baking sheet, cut side down, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the biscotti are crispy and golden-brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
Your homemade cranberry biscotti are now ready to enjoy! Serve them with a hot cup of coffee or tea, or package them up as a gift for a friend or loved one. They will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
Now that you know how to make cranberry biscotti, why not try experimenting with different mix-ins to create your own unique flavor combinations? Whether you prefer chocolate chips, pistachios, or dried apricots, the possibilities are endless. And with their crunchy texture and sweet-tart flavor, biscotti are the perfect treat to enjoy any time of day.