Monday, December 6, 2010

Merry Mondays-Cranberry

Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti

These look like Christmas right?
They turned out so pretty:)
We made 2 different versions of this recipe-the 2nd one is Cranberry Macadamia Biscotti.
The Macadamia was the more popular one which I think is because pistachio is kinda of a different-not-your-everyday kind of flavor.
So start by mixing oil and sugar until well blended.

Mix in the vanilla and almond extracts,

like so,

then beat in eggs.

Beat until eggs are incorporated.
Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture.

Mix in the cranberries and nuts by hand.

Divide dough in half and form into 2 logs on a cookie sheet.
Dough may be sticky; wet hands to handle dough more easily.

Bake for 35 mins or until light brown. Remove from oven and cool for 10 mins.
Reduce heat to 275 degrees.

Cut logs on diagonal into 3/4 inch thickness.

Lay on biscotti on its side.
Bake for another 8 to 10 mins.
We decided to kick it up a notch and dip the bottoms into white chocolate:)

So pretty-it would make a very yummy gift for the teachers or your neighbors.

These are the Cranberry-Macadamia nut Biscotti with some coffee:)
For these you just add Macadamia instead of pistachio.


Printable Recipe *recipe from Allrecipes


  1. these are gorgeous! I am loving the red and green!

    thanks for participating... Next week is mint!

  2. Loving this recipe. I heard someone talking about cranberry pistachio biscotti at the store the other day so I will definitely give your recipe a try!


    PS I am your newest follower

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the combination! Merry Monday to you!!


  4. I have never made biscotti before but yours is calling my name on Merry Monday. I like both types of nuts, but I think I would prefer the look and flavor of the pistachio. Maybe not. Love that you ramped it up with some white chocolate -- great photos too. Joni

  5. They definitely look like Christmas! I'd love to get these as a gift (hint hint) :P

  6. oh my lanta!!!!! those look amazing!!! and i bet they taste awesome too!

  7. Yum!! These look delicious and I love how festive they are! Thanks so much for participating in Merry Mondays!

  8. This biscoti has the Xmas colors! So festive!
    And look delicious!

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  10. gorgeous! these just scream holidays!

  11. They're not just pretty, they're gorgeous! Both combinations sound delicious, but I just love the festive look of the cranberry/pistachio ones. Thanks! :)

  12. So pretty!!! They look like Christmas should!

  13. looks like Christmas to me, I made pretzel logs dipped in white chocolate with pistachio and cranberries and they were a huge hit. I haven't made biscotti in a few years :) hmmmm....maybe these will have to go on my to do list :)