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White Chocolate-Cranberry Biscotti Recipe

White Chocolate-Cranberry Biscotti Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup vanilla or white chips


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries and vanilla chips. Divide dough into three portions.
  • 2. On ungreased baking sheets, shape each portion into a 10-in. x 2-in. rectangle. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 281 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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JoAnn User ID: 8980111 257784
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2016

"I just finished making these but made them glutenfree. I used 3 cups GF flour (instead of regular flour) that contained xanthan gum already in it. I baked them the first time for 25 minutes and then let them cool for 10 minutes. Cut them in slices and then baked them for another 40 minutes turning them over half way through. Turned out perfectly."

Irascible_Baker User ID: 8765838 245183
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"This was a good recipe, and you can never go wrong with cranberry and white chocolate chips. My only complaint is that they really didn't get as crispy as a traditional biscotti. The stayed relatively tender. But if you don't like the typical biscotti hardness that makes them so good when softened with coffee, these will be good."

puffandgus2014 User ID: 8208734 218221
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"I have made these cookies for the past two holiday seasons. I love the combination of cranberry and white chocolate. I like to put them in cookie tins to give away as gifts. Everyone love them!"

ddnight User ID: 1012599 71488
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"Question... has anyone tried the recipe with egg whites to sugar substitutes?"

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 71487
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"I make these every Christmas and a few times throughout the year. Excellent flavor. I also drizzle them with a vanilla-flavored Confectioners sugar glaze. Excellent!"

tinarm User ID: 163179 80795
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"Made these at Christmas...very good! I added 1 teaspoon almond flavoring and changed the amount of...cranberries to 1/2 cup, vanilla chips to 1/2 cup, and added 1/2 cup macadamia nuts. Yum!"

Grmacat User ID: 6221315 44624
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"These were delicious and I'm anxious to try different flavor combinations! I was able to put all 3 portions on a large 18" cookie sheet pan and bake them all at once."

charliegirl5 User ID: 6288156 60923
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"Loved this, never made Biscotti, It kinda scared always looked like it would be hard to make(not so). I've made it three times now, twice as Gifts, and the last time for me. MOST wonderful. It takes a little time, but well worth the trouble. Great-Great- Great!! Thanks!!!"

juliedublu User ID: 3674597 203791
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"This was my first attempt at making biscotti. I was surprised how easy it was!

Dough was sticky but I found a few minutes in the fridge took care of that. Took samples in to work and it was a hit!"

mrs.mark User ID: 5436322 27877
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"This recipe will be added to my Christmas cookies each year!"

JADunn User ID: 3183986 203790
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"<p>This was my first time to make Biscotti and I loved this recipe, it is flavorful, fresh and easy. The dough is a little sticky but cooks up into a wonderful crisp cookie. Great Christmas giving idea! Another great recipe for my Taste of Home Recipe Box!</p>"

rokyb010 User ID: 6132993 27870
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"i've made this every Christmas for the past 3 years to give away as gifts to the family (we have a large one). Now my mother-in-law requests them for her birthday AND Christmas :) perfect every time."

Cakebaker2 User ID: 1170882 44622
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"LOVED them.First time I ever made Biscotti and will surely make again. Not too sweet. Just right."

sally48ann User ID: 2779466 33040
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2010

"Couldn't stop eating these! Very good flavor. I drizzled some white chocolate on some of them."

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