Christmas Biscotti

Christmas Biscotti created by Cookin-jo

A colorful red and green dotted biscotti.. I love it and I don't really like biscotti. My mother said to make her this if nothing else for Christmas!

Ready In:
1hr 10mins



  • 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.
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@Mary in NJ
@Mary in NJ
"A colorful red and green dotted biscotti.. I love it and I don't really like biscotti. My mother said to make her this if nothing else for Christmas!"

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  1. cspacone
    Be sure to roughly chop dried cherries or cranberries and they slice better.
  2. Chris Reynolds
    The flavor of this biscotti is wonderful! My only complaint was that they crumbled a bit on cutting, but then I used a serrated knife. I'll use a butcher knife next time as suggested by another reviewer. I had to use roasted pistachios as raw ones were not available. I just rinsed and dried them to get rid of the salt. Yum!
  3. contactkitcalvin
    I've been making these for Christmas for the last 3 years. Now my daughter is demanding them for Thanksgiving. The hardest part is getting the pistachio nuts out of their shells They are worth way more than 5 stars. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!
  4. AuraCeol
    The recipe worked beautifully and came out very delicious. Will be adding this to my yearly cookie repertoire. I omitted the cloves because I like the clean flavors of just the fruit, nuts and vanilla.
  5. Kim S.
    This is the first biscotti that I've ever made. It was excellent. I tried a serrated knive, and an electric knife, but what worked best was my Cutco butcher knife. I didn't "saw" I just pushed straight down. It worked perfectly. And, they ARE beautiful.

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