Christmas Biscotti

Recipe by Mary in NJ
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter and flour a baking sheet.
  • In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and orange zest until blended.
  • In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cloves and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until blended.
  • Stir in cranberries and pistachios.
  • Divide the dough in half.
  • One at a time, place the 2 dough portions on the prepared baking sheet and form each into a log about 1/2 inch high, 1 1/2 inches wide and 14 inches long.
  • Space logs at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the logs for 25-30 minutes or until set and light brown.
  • Transfer to a cutting board and let cool 6-8 minutes.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  • Using a very sharp knife, cut the logs in the diagonal into slices 3/8 inch thick.
  • Stand the slices upright on the baking sheet and return the sheet to the oven for 15 minutes to dry the cookies thoroughly.
  • Transfer to racks to cool.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.