Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Sunday, December 15, 2013
If you love biscotti and Christmas cookie baking, these are the more festive holiday cookie on the tray.

It shouts fall and holiday. These are laced with cranberry, almond and chocolate and so tasty!

When it comes to Christmas, we love to decorate our cookies in the holiday theme. I usually take some plain recipes and transform them into a festive look.

The cranberries and flavors in this cookie is just the perfect inspiration to get that Holiday spirit of baking going.

These are an easy cookie to make and a classic Italian biscotti all dressed up for the season!





these are a festive cookie and this batter is loaded with chopped cranberries and almond for the Christmas holiday and made into a biscotti cookie.


So Festive



These biscotti really are festive looking.


Great for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday.


this is how to make an authentic Italian biscotti homemade using cranberries and almonds


A Great combination of flavors!




Cranberries are so pretty to decorate and bake with.


Their flavor just brings out the holiday colors with the season.


The tart and sweet flavors with the chocolate make these cookies so decadent and delicous.


Cranberry, almonds chocolate oh my!



these are a festive cookie and this batter is loaded with chopped cranberries and almond for the Christmas holiday and made into a biscotti cookie.


The Batter



I prefer to use butter over the oil, it makes them softer to eat.


If you like a harder cookie use the oil.


Those will be much harder and great for dunking in coffee.


these are a festive cookie and this batter is loaded with chopped cranberries and almond for the Christmas holiday and made into a biscotti cookie.



Fall Cookies!



These cranberry almond biscotti have a little cinnamon on top for a little fall spiced up flavor.


I just love these cookies and they go great with espresso coffee.


If you love fall flavors, this cookie has them all and so much more.


It's sure is a pretty cookie to add to your cookie tray and bursting with fresh homemade festive colors.


Be sure to bake them twice so you get the full benefits of a true Italian biscotti.


These will win the hearts of many!





these are a festive cookie and this batter is loaded with chopped cranberries and almond for the Christmas holiday and made into a biscotti cookie.



Here are some of my other favorite cookies!



Coconut Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Ginger Snap
Snickerdoodle
Triple Chocolate Macadamia





this is how to make an authentic Italian biscotti homemade using cranberries and almonds


Italian Cookies



These biscotti are not usual.


There are many flavor combinations to make these twice baked cookies.


The family all love every flavor of biscotti, we are used to the original flavor of anisette which is the traditional flavor.


We love lemon, maple, orange, cinnamon sugar and so many more options you can create!




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this is how to make a cranberry Italian biscotti cookie with all fresh ingredients from scratch for Christmas

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

prep time: 10 mins cook time: 12 mins total time: 22 mins
A festive holiday cookie made with cranberries and fall flavors all in an Italian biscotti!

ingredients:

1/4 cup light olive oil or butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup freshly chopped cranberries or use dried cranberries
1/4 cup mini white chocolate chips
1 cup slivered almonds
1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Topping Garnish:
granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon

instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 300, line cookie sheets with parchment paper or oil spray.

In a large bowl, mix together oil( or butter) and sugar until well combined. Add vanilla, then beat in the
eggs.

In a smaller bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder Stir gradually into egg mixture.
Fold in cranberries and nuts. The batter will be heavy and sticky. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes
Mold dough into 4 or 5 logs (6 x 2 inches app.). Place on cookie sheet.
Sprinkle the tops with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Bake for 35 minutes or more until brown on top.
Remove from oven, and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 275 degrees.

Then cut with a sharp serrated edged knife on the diagonal into 3/4 inch slices. Lay slices on the side back on to the cookie sheets and
bake until browned on both side flipping once.
calories
122
fat (grams)
11
sat. fat (grams)
9
carbs (grams)
15
net carbs
12
protein (grams)
2
sugar (grams)
19
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42 comments

  1. This is one of my favorite biscotti for autumn. I am going to be using yours for Thanksgiving!

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  2. These biscotti look great, vaguely resembling "cantucci". I never found fresh cranberries, but I love the dried ones. I note the recipe, I want to try them :) Thanks for sharing, have a good we

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  3. Love your cranberry biscotti. I'm gonna have to start baking biscotti for Thanksgiving. I have so many different kind of biscotti recipe, but do not have a good cranberry.
    Thanks for sharing...bookmarking this to make:DDD

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  4. I love biscotti.And I am not the only one.I always have a jar on the kitchen bench filled.Great recipe;)

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  5. ciao Pegasus!!!
    ottima ricetta!!!
    Buon weekend ^_________^

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  6. Since we all are going to start having more and more hot beverages, this is a perfect snack!
    I like the fact that these have fresh cranberries in them-yum! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Do you have a turkey and dressing biscotti recipe, then we can have the whole meal? :-) The biscotti sounds really good.

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  8. How delicious looking. It looks perfectly crisp! And the almonds and cranberries together. Mmmmm!

    Pinned for memory. Not to mention it's an awesome photo!

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  9. Perfect with a cup of coffee. Love the flavor combo. Yummy!

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  10. I never met a biscotti I didn't like. Sure wish I had a few of these to go with my chai.

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  11. I have not made biscotti in a long time and as I marvel at yours I wonder why? I really like it, enjoy it with coffee, love the crunch and your flavors are just outstanding.... I think you have change my mind, again... Hope you are going to get some time to enjoy the season but I know it is your busiest, like ours, in retail and serving the public = it ain't always so much fun when you're missing the fun of holidays.... thinking of you Claudia, and hope you do enjoy your time with family, cherish the moments as they come...

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  12. Dear Claudia, I am so happy to be visiting with you. Thank you for your visits.
    These biscotti look so festive and delicious for a holiday table. I would very much love to dip these treasures in a good cup of coffee. Thank you my dear friend for all of your kindness. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  13. I never used fresh cranberries in biscotti - always dried! I bet they are out of this world delicious!

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  14. Another winner, Claudia! I love biscotti, but like the previous poster, I've never used fresh in them...just dried. Terrific recipe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  15. Mmmmmm....I know these must taste fabulous!!!

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  16. this looks wonderful lovely colour with the cranberry

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  17. Love this biscotti! I've never tried it with cranberries!

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  18. I've been looking for recipes that call for fresh cranberries, and I just couldn't find any that really appealed to me. I saw this and it really caught my eye. It looks wonderful, something I can totally see my mom obsessing over once I make it! Thanks for the great recipe, have an awesome Thanksgiving week!

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  19. I'm definitely stocking up on my cranberries for the season - this will totally be one of the recipes I do when I get to using them!

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  20. Sounds like the perfect holiday biscotti!

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  21. These look delicious and I would definitely dip them in some white chocolate.

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  22. I am a crazy fan of Biscottis. buzzed you.

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  23. Omg this is wicked good. I love it. Brilliant Claudia. Congrats on top 9!

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  24. Not just with tea or coffee... these look sensational and dunked in some Italian sweet wine at the end of a Thanksgiving meal....? Cheers!

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  25. These cranberry biscotti are gorgeous, dotted with the cranberries. I can see these on my cookie tray, now!

    Congrats on the Top 9 today!

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  26. What wonderful flavors you have in these crunchy cookie! Cranberry anything does it for me... these would really top off my Thanksgiving menu. Thank you!

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  27. Congrats on making T9! This biscotti looks perfect with an espresso or a cup of tea. Reminds me that I really should give biscotti a try.

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  28. This was for sure to come on Top9 Congratulations!

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  29. I can't wait to try to make this! They look so delicious!

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  30. I love biscotti and this recipe looks easy and packed with wonderful flavors! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. I love biscotti! I've never made them with cranberries though- this sounds like such a great idea!

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  32. I love biscotti. They are crunchy and low sugar, and with all that cranberries they taste like holiday dream!

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  33. Those look delicious! I’ve tried making biscotti once and they just fell apart. Haha. You’re encouraging me to try again!

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  34. These just look so so good! I am yet to attempt biscotti at home but your recipe sure makes me want to try

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  35. I love biscotti so much. It's perfect with a hot drink, and I love the snap!

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  36. I love biscotti and I have made it with almonds. Love the addition of cranberries in the recipe, perfect for the season. Delicious

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  37. Love biscotti but have not made any myself in years. This cranberry and almond sure sounds perfect for the season. Saving this for later.

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  38. Cranberry is such a great Fall and Holiday ingredient. I love the color and the taste. We love collecting biscotti recipes - we give them as gifts for Christmas. I now have another to add to my collection.

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  39. I love making biscotti during the cold-weather months. This treat is perfect when dipped into hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe!

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