Monday, December 6, 2010

Cranberry and White Chocolate Biscotti


I just love the idea of cranberry and white chocolate; they look so festive appropriate for the season.  I took these to the office as a treat, and my workmates gave them a big thumbs up.  The flavor is much improved the second day, and  if stored in an airtight container, these biscotti will last several days. 

White Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti

1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried cranberries
**1 1/2 teaspoons dried orange peel (my addition)

In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.  Combine flour and baking powder gradually add to creamed mixture.  Stir in cranberries and vanilla chips (and orange peel if using) .

Divide dough into three portions.  On parchment-lined baking sheets, using your impeccably clean hands, shape each portion into a 10" x 2" rectangle.  (It may help you to slightly dampen your hands to shape the dough.)

Bake at 350*F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove pan from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.

Transfer loaves to cutting board; using a serrated knife cut into diagonal 1-inch slices.  Place cut side down onto baking sheet(s) and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. 

Remove from oven, cool on wire racks.  Store in air-tight container.


  1. Mmm I made these last year but dipped them in white chocolate. Superb.

  2. These are some of my favorite flavors for biscotti. I will have to try your recipe.

  3. Love this! I have got to make some biscotti! Happy Holidays, Katy!

  4. Perfect accompaniment for a cup of tea or coffee! There really is something wonderful about cranberries and white chocolate!

  5. Hi Katy ...
    Loved your biscotti and the pumpkin cranberry bread and the brussels' sprouts n bacon dish ... loved you blog.

    I am gonna try the pumpkin bread very soon , have already tried a pumpkin n apple one and that was yummy . I will replace cranberries with dried cherries i guess , we don't get cranberries here .

  6. I'm so stuck in my ways. I love biscotti and need to branch out in my flavors. These look so festive!
    Hope your doing well Katy~

  7. I also give thema thumbs up - brimming with sweet taste and pretty to look at. Never met a biscotti I couldn't eat.

  8. these are so pretty and festive, love them!

  9. These looks great! Cranberry and white chocolate is such a great combination and it sounds even better than ever with the addition of the orange peel. Terrific idea!!!

  10. I've never made biscotti before , but it sounds divine. What a perfect little holiday treat!

  11. I have never made biscottis. Cranberries and white chocolate is a great combination. Blessings, K

  12. Ahh Katy..another wonderful treat especially on a cold winter's day. Munching on a biscotti with a cup of coffee in hand and looking out at winter wonderland:)

  13. I don't know that I've ever seen biscotti with fruit and chocolate before. Great idea :)

  14. A very nice combination. And in a biscotti to boot. Yum!

  15. Biscotti is one of my favorites! They look so perfect!


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