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Holiday Biscotti

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"A twice-baked Italian cookie, biscotti makes a wonderful 'dunker'. A pretty way to present a batch is on a Christmasy plate arranged in a wagon-wheel fashion."
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1 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in extracts. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (dough will be sticky). Stir in cranberries, pistachios and orange peel. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, shape each half into a loaf 1-1/2 to 2-in. diameter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.
  3. Cool for 5 minutes. Cut diagonally into 3/4-in. thick slices. Place slices, cut side down, on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Turn slices over. Bake 10 minutes more or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight container.


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This is such an easy recipe to follow and the results are great...took a little longer to cook, but other than that everything worked!

Most helpful critical review

Taste is excellent. However, I think 350 degrees is too hot to bake the biscotti. The loaves turn out okay but still too cake-like in the middle to stand up to being cut. Then, if you put the sl...

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This is such an easy recipe to follow and the results are great...took a little longer to cook, but other than that everything worked!

Georgeous!!!! Very tasty and beautiful presentation!!! I dipped the ends in white almond bark and wrapped them up as holiday gifts.

These are awesome. The orange flavor is not too intense, and the biscotti are not too sweet. I used chopped almonds instead of pistachios, and I increased the amount of nuts because I had no cra...

Love it! Directions are wonderful. I am working on 4th batch! Revised review: Refrigerate dough several hours. Divide dough, use plenty of flour on counter when halving the dough and rolling w...

I used 1 cup of cranberries & 1 cup of pistachios then dipped in chocolate & Christmas sprinkles. Will add more orange zest next time.

Very good recipe. This was my first attempt at making biscotti and they came out great. They're even better dunked in coffee.

Thank you Libia for a great, great Biscotti Recipe. I have not made any in over 60 years, when my Mother and I made them.They came out wonderful. I added mini Chocolate chips. TNT

Absolutely perfect in every way possible. Flavor is fantastic. I zested two large oranges for maximum fresh flavor (2 Tb is a LOT of zest!) I didn't have any dried cranberries, so I subbed chopp...

made as a christmas gift for some coffee drinkers. seemed to be a big hit