Cranberry Swirl Biscotti
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
Makesabout 2-1/2 dozen
- 2/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup cherry preserves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon 2% milk
- 2 teaspoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat oven to 325°. Place cranberries, preserves and cinnamon in a food processor; process until smooth.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
- Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a 12x8-in. rectangle. Spread each with half of the cranberry mixture; roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side.
- Place rolls 4 in. apart on a lightly greased baking sheet, seam side down. Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Carefully transfer rolls to a cutting board; cool 5 minutes. Using a serrated knife, cut crosswise into 1/2-in. slices. Place slices upright on lightly greased baking sheets.
- Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until centers are firm and dry. Remove from pans to wire racks.
- In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients. Drizzle over warm cookies; cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 120 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Nov 11, 2016
Silly question: by upright do you mean dough side up not the side showing all the layers?
Jan 22, 2016
Everyone loved these! They are a great change from regular biscotti. The filling isn't too sweet, it's just right. My only suggestion is to chill the dough for at least 2 hours and roll each piece between two sheets of wax paper. ..worked great.
Oct 10, 2014
Turned out well, didnt end up putting on the icing as no one could wait that long to try it!
Mar 23, 2012
Outstanding. Mine never end up looking as pretty as the examples but, great flavor. Definitely take the time to process the berries and jam fully as pieces of fruit don't work so well in this one.
Dec 22, 2011
This is very tasty. The only problem I had was the dough was to thin to roll. Had to add more flour.
Jan 4, 2011
Easy to make and delicious! This one is a keeper in my collection!
Nov 25, 2010
I have made these delicious "cookies" many times now. I used different dried fruit in place of cranberries and I also change up the preserves flavor too. Always delicious and impressive to any dessert platter.
Nov 24, 2010
I haven't made this yet, but just from reading the recipe and the comments, I would chill the dough before rolling it out, and chill the biscotti at least an hour or two before I baked them. That might reduce the flattening some people were experiencing while baking. SInce the butter is cold and firm in the dough when going into the hot oven, it won't flatten as much or as quickly.
Nov 23, 2010
This recipe is wonderful! My friend has made cinnamon rolls like these forever and said the key is to roll the dough very, very thin. I did, and the result was identical to the picture.
Nov 23, 2010
Quite a few people voice concern why theirs didn't turn out as the picture. Perhaps the contributor could offer his/her suggestion(s) as to why.
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