nutritional information


  • Calories: 82
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Sodium: 38 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 8 g

Cranberry-Almond Biscotti

Cranberry-Almond Biscotti

Makes 45 cookies

Drizzle these Italian favorites with melted chocolate for a special treat.
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbs. orange juice plus ½ cup
  • 4 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar plus 2 Tbs.
  • 2 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 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.

November 2006

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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.

Mona - 2015-12-18 18:03:32

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

Jamie - 2015-11-30 21:38:22

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!

Fluffy - 2015-01-22 04:54:27

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.

Nancy B. - 2015-01-15 14:35:32

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...!!

Om Sairam - 2014-12-26 15:10:55

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:

Madhuram - 2012-12-05 18:30:52

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

Mary S. - 2012-01-10 11:05:51

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!

Katherine - 2010-12-19 19:23:50

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 ?

By Hope on Dec, 2010 - 2010-12-15 21:57:01

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.

Fajer - 2009-12-22 09:38:21

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.

Anonymous - 2011-02-02 20:11:28

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.

lou - 2012-01-13 11:40:15