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Cranberry-Almond Biscotti

Drizzle these Italian favorites with melted chocolate for a special treat.



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2 ¾ cups flour
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2 tsp. baking powder
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¼ tsp. salt
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5 Tbs. orange juice plus ½ cup
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4 Tbs. cornstarch
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1 cup sugar plus 2 Tbs.
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2 Tbs. canola oil
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1 tsp. almond extract
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1 tsp. vanilla extract
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1 cup dried cranberries
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1 cup sliced almonds


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl.

2. Whisk together 5 Tbs. orange juice and cornstarch in bowl; set aside. Beat 1 cup sugar, remaining 1/2 cup orange juice, oil and extracts until fluffy. Beat in cornstarch mixture, then flour mixture. Fold in cranberries and almonds.

3. Shape into 2 logs on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake 35 minutes, or until light brown. Cool 15 minutes on baking sheet. Slice into 1/2-inch thick slices. Return slices to baking sheet, and bake 20 minutes more, or until browned and crisp.

Nutrition Information: 

1 g
Total Fat: 
2 g
Saturated Fat: 
15 g
38 mg
1 g
8 g
Makes 45 cookies

Comments on this Recipe

These biscotti are delicious and easy to make. The batch yields loads so they are great for big dinner parties or the holiday season. I agree with Katherine, the key is to cut slowly and steadily with a very sharp knife.

I have been making these for years. I like to cut the sugar in half, less calories. The cranberries make up for the less sugar. Adding orange zest is lovely too.

i just made these and they are so good and super easy.but i should've just replaced the orange juice with water because there is no hint of orange in the end product.

Sounds delicious...have a question...I found a new recipe for pumpkin and it calls for bisquik mix is there a subsitute for this mix that is heart healthy ?

I love these and have made them every year since the original recipe was published. Just cut through the block slowly and it will all work out!

These are a hit with everyone, and no one even suspects they are vegan.

I made a cranberry pistachio variation of this biscotti recipe and it turned out great. I also used part whole wheat flour and almond milk for some of the orange juice. I have blogged about it here:

Canola oil is an industrial lubricant also GMOed. These are NOT healthy recipes. But I will use healthy ingredients. Instead of vegetable oils, coconut oil. Can't understand that there seems to be no interest in healthier choices. And margarine...!!

This is one of the easiest biscotti I've ever made. They're the perfect texture and great flavor. I just ate my last biscotti last night and I'm going to make a new batch again today. They're that good.

I have made these and they are amazing!!!!!!!! So yummy and incredibly easy to make! I was reading some comments from below and I am frustrated- this is not "healthy". Canola oil does not need to be GMO, but a non GMO one if you are so concerned! Margarine is not healthy!!!!! Stop being nasty on this site, it is an amazing recipe - i love it!

I was so excited to make these biscotti! However, the dough was very runny and covered my cookie sheet entirely.

Something is wrong with this recipe. 2 3/4 c flour was not enough. the dough was runny and could not be made into logs.