Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti


These cranberry pistachio cookies studded with red and green colors make great Christmas cookies. I have used other nuts instead of pistachios with success.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
36 cookies


  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup light olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups pistachio nuts

  • ½ cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix together sugar and oil in a large bowl until well blended. Mix in vanilla and almond extracts, then beat in eggs. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl; gradually stir into egg mixture until combined. Fold in pistachios and cranberries by hand.

  3. Divide dough in half. Form each piece into a 12x2-inch log on the prepared cookie sheet. Dough may be sticky; wet hands with cool water to handle dough more easily.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until logs are light brown, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

  5. Reduce oven temperature to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

  6. Cut logs on the diagonal into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Lay cookies cut-side down on the cookie sheet.

  7. Bake cookies until dry, 8 to 10 minutes.

    close up view of Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti on a baking sheet
    Rob Tanner


If your pistachios are salted, omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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