Vanilla Cranberry Biscotti
These Vanilla Cranberry Biscotti are perfect for Christmas because they are tart and sweet, and have festive red and green colors with the addition of pistachio nuts. While these Vanilla Cranberry Biscotti can be frosted for decoration, they do not need any extra flavor to taste delicious.
Servings Prep Time
40Biscotti 25Minutes
Cook Time
45Minutes
Servings Prep Time
40Biscotti 25Minutes
Cook Time
45Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take the raw pistachios if you are using them, and toast them in the oven at 350 for 6 minutes. Do not use salted nuts. They should be cool before you mix them in. Depending on your preference, you can chop them in your food processor or by hand or leave them whole.
  2. Soak the dried cranberries in the vodka while you prepare the dough, to add moisture and flavor. The alcohol will cook out during baking.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until well blended. Fold in nuts and fruit. (I am a vanilla fanatic, and I always put in a little bit more than the recipe calls for. If you love vanilla, you can do the same.)
  4. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Create a loaf (in a baquette or hot dog shape) on the parchment paper.
  5. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven between 25 and 40 minutes. In my old oven it took 25. In my new one it takes at least 35. The surface of the loaf should be lightly browned when you take it out. Let cool for a minimum of 10 minutes.
  6. Slice crossways to create individual biscotti. Stand the biscotti up on the bottom edge (as if they were still in the loaf) with some space between them. Then bake again at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool. If you like them drier or harder bake longer the second time.
Summary
The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes | Vanilla Cranberry Biscotti
Article Name
The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes | Vanilla Cranberry Biscotti
Description
These delicious vanilla cranberry biscotti are easy to make, take less than 1 hour & last 4 weeks unrefrigerated in a sealed container. Perfect for Xmas.
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