Prep 30 mins
Cook 37 mins
Saw these on Martha Stewart a couple of years ago, pulled out to make for the holidays (red and green!) and thought to be here for all to enjoy!
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄2 cup boiling water
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted shelled pistachio, coarsely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup sanding sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place cranberries in a small bowl, and add 1/2 boiling water, or enough to cover.
- Let stand until cranberries are plump, about 15 minutes.
- Drain and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating to incorporate after each addition.
- Beat in vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients, beating on low, until fully combined.
- Stir in drained cranberries and pistachios.
- Remove dough to a lightly floured surface.
- Divide in two.
- Roll each piece into a 2" by 18" log, and place on prepared baking sheet, leaving about 3" between logs.
- Flatten logs slightly with palm of hand.
- In a small bowl, lightly beat remaining egg.
- Brush logs with beaten egg, and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and cool on a rack until warm to the touch, about 20 minutes.
- Place logs on a cutting board, and cut crosswise on the diagonal into 3/4" pieces.
- Return biscotti to baking sheet, cut side down.
- Bake until biscotti are beginning to brown around the edges, about 12 minutes more.
- Transer to wire racks to cool.
This recipe looks great and takes no time to whip up. I only took off a star because I felt the taste was a little bland. Next time I make these, I think I will try adding in some lemon or orange zest.
This is a very good and easy gift to make for yourself or someone else. Colorful with the red and green and the sugar on top gives it a little sweet. Thanks for posting. Lori