The original version of this recipe was handed down from my great-aunt. Through the years, my mother and I have tried different flavor combinations...this is a favorite for all. --Brenda Keith, Talent, Oregon

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15 mins
35 mins
50 mins
15 servings


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in cranberries and vanilla chips. Divide dough into three portions.

  • On ungreased baking sheets, shape each portion into a 10-in. x 2-in. rectangle. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes.

  • Transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 1-in. slices. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 45.3g; fat 11.1g; cholesterol 65.9mg; sodium 155.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (72)

Rating: 5 stars
This is a FANTASTIC recipe. I'm not much of a baker, and was a little intimidated to try biscotti, but to my suprise it was quick,easy & absolutely delicious. Everyone loved the cookies and I will definately make them again. When I made it according to the directions, I found it made about 25 cookies, not the 15 as the recipe states. I also think it would taste good with a little orange zest, maybe I will try adding that next time. A great recipe, you should try this one! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
these are awsome. I used margerine, and they turned out great. I used white chocolate chunks instead of chips, and boy are they rich. These sweet treats will be made often at my home...particularly around Christmas. YUM! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These were good. I used cherries. I also drizzled white chocolate on one of the sides. Had to keep my husband away from them, he could have eaten them all before my company cam over. Will keep. Maybe add almond extract when using cherries. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
mmm. these were devine! doubled the recipe and made thoughtful, homemade christmas gifts for my aunts! Piled high in a nice, clear cookie jar and paired with some gormet or homemade hot cocoa mix, and it became a treat-turned-gift that everyone was impressed by. Fantastic recipe for biscotti! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love biscotti and this is an easy and delicious recipe. I did line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking spray, made it easier to shape. I also put a little cooking spray on my hands. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a great recipe! Made as is for a neighbors breakfast meeting and everyone raved about it. I will be making this again soon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
i was looking for something to ship to my sister overseas. i was anxious that i hadn't tried the recipe out first, but it was even better than i expected! i'd never had fresh, homemade biscotti, and now i wouldn't even touch the packaged cafe stuff. i made this with a bar of white chocolate chopped up into chunks because i couldn't find any chips here in the london. i followed the recipe exactly otherwise. the only complaint i have is that i now have to send them across the ocean! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderful flavor! Lightly sweet, light texture. Easy to make. Everyone in the office wanted the recipe. I want to try them with pecans. Should also be excellent with dried apricots or cherries instead of the cranberries. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were excellent! Drizzle dark chocolate or dip one end in melted dark chocolate set on wax paper, watch them disappear. Great to dip in your morning coffee! Will make again! Read More