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Christmas Biscotti

Christmas Biscotti

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 25

Cook Time : 45

Total Time : 70

Ingredients

Serves 48

  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 3⁄4 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2teaspoons orange zest

  • 2 1⁄4 cups flour, all-purpose

  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt

  • 1cup dried cranberries

  • 2⁄3 cup raw pistachio nut

Directions

  • 01

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • 02

    Butter and flour a baking sheet.

  • 03

    In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  • 04

    Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and orange zest until blended.

  • 05

    In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cloves and salt.

  • 06

    Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until blended.

  • 07

    Stir in cranberries and pistachios.

  • 08

    Divide the dough in half.

  • 09

    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.

  • 10

    Space logs at least 2 inches apart.

  • 11

    Bake the logs for 25-30 minutes or until set and light brown.

  • 12

    Transfer to a cutting board and let cool 6-8 minutes.

  • 13

    Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees.

  • 14

    Using a very sharp knife, cut the logs in the diagonal into slices 3/8 inch thick.

  • 15

    Stand the slices upright on the baking sheet and return the sheet to the oven for 15 minutes to dry the cookies thoroughly.

  • 16

    Transfer to racks to cool.

  • 17

    Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.

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