These biscotti make a good Christmas gift! The combination of fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, and spices are prefect for any holiday season.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.

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  • Cream together butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  • Sift together the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Mix dry ingredients into the egg mixture. Stir in the espresso powder, orange zest, chocolate chips, dried apricots, dried cranberries and almonds.

  • Shape dough into two equal logs approximately 12 inches long by 2 inches diameter. Place logs on baking sheet, and flatten out to about 1 inch thickness. Brush the log with egg wash.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden and the center is firm, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven to cool on the pans. When loaves are cool enough to handle, use a serrated knife to slice the loaves diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices. Return the slices to the baking sheet.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake until they start turning light brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

150.5 calories; 3.3 g protein; 25.4 g carbohydrates; 28.3 mg cholesterol; 32.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2008
This was my first time making biscotti and these were delicious! I made a few changes based on what I had on hand- I used salted butter instead of unsalted butter 2 tsps instant coffee since I couldn't find instant espresso 1/4 tsp. orange extract instead of the zest and 3 1/8 cup all purpose flour. I drizzled the biscotti with melted white chocolate and chocolate when they were cool. I really liked the combination of flavors in this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2015
This is the first time I have felt compelled to write a review about anything But felt it needful to share my experience. Followed this recipe exactly. Espresso flavor is good. Orange undetectable. Product is extremely dry and very crumbly when cut. Would strongly advise just following your own favorite biscotti recipe adding expresso flavoring. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2008
This was my first time making biscotti and these were delicious! I made a few changes based on what I had on hand- I used salted butter instead of unsalted butter 2 tsps instant coffee since I couldn't find instant espresso 1/4 tsp. orange extract instead of the zest and 3 1/8 cup all purpose flour. I drizzled the biscotti with melted white chocolate and chocolate when they were cool. I really liked the combination of flavors in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2008
This was my first time making biscotti and these were delicious! I made a few changes based on what I had on hand- I used salted butter instead of unsalted butter 2 tsps instant coffee since I couldn't find instant espresso 1/4 tsp. orange extract instead of the zest and 3 1/8 cup all purpose flour. I drizzled the biscotti with melted white chocolate and chocolate when they were cool. I really liked the combination of flavors in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2008
This is definitely a favorite! It was hard to not eat the dough and the cookie after the 1st baking! The combination of dried cranberries almonds and chocolate is wonderful! I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I found I needed to tweak it. The dough was too dry & crumbly so I added a splash of milk so I could manage the dough. Also I couldn't taste the coffee so I would increase that. I do think the chocolate brings out the coffee flavor a bit. This is a real keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2010
Very Good! An acquaintance asked me if I made these biscotti to sell because if I did she wanted to buy some! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2015
Made this again recently this is still one of my favorite biscotti recipes. Instead of "stirring" in the toppings (chocolate almonds etc) I put the dough on a cutting board/clean surface and knead the toppings in slowly to help control where everything is going. 12/24/2012 Perfection! I always get rave reviews when I make these biscotti. They are very easy to make and the dough isn't as sticky as some other biscotti recipes I've tried -- makes it easier to knead the dough. The only tweaks I make is to double up on the espresso skip the dried apricots and add a 1/4 cup more of each of the chocolate almonds and cranberries (personal preference). When forming the logs I like to angle the top and bottom edges of the dough so that when you cut them diagonally you don't waste too much of the cookie. After it is twice baked and cooled I like to dip some of the cookies in ganache chocolate (See Chocolate Ganache Recipe). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2008
cant keep them in the house. have made them several times. this time it was with hazelnuts... wonderful as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2014
I doubled the espresso as suggested but still don't really taste it. That being said these are very good. I also left out the apricots and chocolate chips and dipped in chocolate instead. The dough is pretty stiff and difficult to mix all the goodies into so I just dumped it on the counter and kneaded them in. Also I wish I would have flattened the logs even more so they would be long thin slices. I thought I went to about an inch but I was a little over and it does rise. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2014
I thought this was a good recipe. I used it in some mailed cookie boxes for Christmas. I like how there is so much going on flavor wise. The orange zest flavor is pretty dominant and I liked that. The colors arent so vibrant like on the marichino cherry ones. I actually labeled what was in them on the gift packages because its hard to tell. Only change I made was halving the fruit and chopping it up. I also just chopped whole almonds. For the coffee I used starbucks instant Christmas blend grind. Lastly I used cake flour and salted butter. The 2" width on the shaping seemed small. I went with approximately 2.5." I suggest that because they dont puff up much larger after the first bake. They still are a smaller biscotti. I had no issues with cutting them which was nice. I hope the food gift is liked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
There are a lot of flavors going on but they complement each other very well. I drizzled mine with melted chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2013
I've been spending a small fortune on biscotti no more! These are delicious and so easy to make! Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2015
This is the first time I have felt compelled to write a review about anything But felt it needful to share my experience. Followed this recipe exactly. Espresso flavor is good. Orange undetectable. Product is extremely dry and very crumbly when cut. Would strongly advise just following your own favorite biscotti recipe adding expresso flavoring. Read More
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