Cranberry Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

This recipe for a wonderful biscotti comes from The Joy of Cranberries: The Tangy Red Treat -- A cookie indlugence for the cranberry fan! Preparation time neither includes time to cool before slicing nor time for final cooling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, berries, chips, baking powder & salt.
  3. In a small bowl, mix vegetable oil, the 2 extracts & beaten eggs.
  4. Add egg mixture to flour mixture & blend well.
  5. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth.
  6. Divide dough in half & shape each half into an 8-inch long log.
  7. Place logs 6 inches apart on baking sheet coated with cooking spray, then flatten each to about a 1-inch thickness.
  8. Bake 35 minutes, then remove logs from baking sheet & cool 10 minutes on wire rack.
  9. Meanwhile, reduce oven heat to 325 degrees F.
  10. Cut each log diagonally into 15 half-inch slices, placing slices standing up on baking sheet.
  11. Return slices to oven & bake an additional 15-20 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven, & transfer slices to wire rack to cool completely.
Most Helpful

So i tried this for my first attempt making biscotti. I left out the cranberries and used white choclate chips instead. The most frustrating part, was how crumbly they were, near the end I added 2more tablespoons of oil to help it try and stick together. I will probably subtitute the oil for butter next time, I also added some unsweetend baking cocoa and cinnamon to the mix for more flavor. Even though I had crumbly logs the taste was great with the chocolate and cinnamon.

pyropixie6 November 24, 2010

These got mixed reviews at our house, I found them to be a bit bland but DH really enjoyed them, as did he coworkers, and he insisted they should get 4 stars! They did come together easily; after reading the other reviews I held back about a half cup of flour; I added a little of it, but not much. I found it was important to really work this dough together. I would increase the amount of almond extract and add some cinnamon to brighten up the overall flavor. I was out of semisweet bits so subbed a chopped up chunk of Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate with almonds.

momaphet November 18, 2010

I made as written except I added about 1/2 of the cranberries. I found that the dough was quite dry and that I had to press the logs into shape to keep the dough together, so quite the different experience as the other review. Next time I would add 1/2 cup flour less to start of with and then add until I get the right consistency. Anyway, they came out great!

Deantini March 06, 2010