Tuesday 13 December 2016

Cranberry Walnut Biscotti

In the mood of dunking again …. These twice-baked treats filled with dried fruit and nuts biscotti are perfect for dipping into a cup of hot coffee, cocoa, wine, or cold milk. They served as perfect giveaway Christmas cookies too.

A combination of cranberry and walnuts to immerse in Christmassy feel.  Another variation tweaked from the recipe here

Cranberry Walnut Biscotti
 1 egg
 50g caster sugar
 150g plain flour
 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 30g dried cranberry
 30g walnuts lightly toasted and coarsely chopped

Step 1
Preheat oven to 180°C. Position the rack in center of oven. *Note : The temperature of the oven may vary, do adjust accordingly.
Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.

Step 2
Using an electric mixer, beat egg and caster sugar until thick and pale. Add in the vanilla extract continue beating till combined.  Sift over flour and baking powder. Add walnut and cranberry. Stir to combine with a spatula.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly until smooth. Shape into a 20cm long log. Place on prepared tray and flatten slightly.

Step 3
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool on tray for 15 minutes.

Step 4
Reduce oven temperature to 140°C.
Gently transfer the log onto a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, slice log diagonally into 5mm-thick slices. I reused the baking paper. Place slices, in a single layer, on baking tray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, or until dry and crisp. Stand on tray for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Can be stored in an airtight container for a week.

Wrapped them up and certainly they looked pretty as giveaway festive cookies. Enjoy !


  1. Karen, I must bake biscotti one day. I have never eaten one before. Your cranberry walnut biscotti is perfect for Christmas!

  2. Karen, I had only made biscotti (by accident!), must try an actual proper recipe soon. Your cranberry walnut version is very festive!

  3. Biscotti is one of my favourite Italian cookies. Yours look great with cranberries and walnuts.

  4. Hi Karen, cranberry walnut has to be one of my most favorite biscotti combos.


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