White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti Recipe

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Phyllis February 19, 2021
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How To Make White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Enjoy some crunch treats with this cranberry pistachio biscotti. These Italian biscuits are baked into golden slabs then dipped in melted white chocolate.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • cupsall purpose flour,spoon & leveled, plus more for work surface + hands
  • 1cuplight or dark brown sugar,packed
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,cold and cubed
  • 3largeeggs
  • 1tbspcanola or vegetable oil,or melted coconut oil
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • ¾cuppistachios
  • ¾cupcranberries,dried
  • 1large egg,beaten with 1 tbsp milk
  • 10ozwhite chocolate,coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. (Always recommended for cookies.) Set aside.

  2. Whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl until combined. Using a pastry cutter or 2 forks, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, and vanilla together. Pour into the flour/butter mixture and gently mix together until everything is just barely moistened.

  4. Fold in the pistachios and dried cranberries.

  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and, with floured hands, knead lightly for 8 to 10 times until the dough is soft and slightly sticky about.

  6. If it’s uncontrollably sticky, knead 1 to 2 more tablespoons of flour into the dough. Divide the dough into two and place each half onto a baking sheet.

  7. Shape each half into an 8 to 9-inch long roll, patting down until each is about ½-inch thick. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the top and sides of each biscotti slab with egg wash.

  8. Bake in batches (or together) for 25 to 26 minutes or until the top and sides of the biscotti slabs are lightly browned. 

  9. Remove from the oven, but do not turn off the heat. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

  10. Once the slabs are cool enough to handle, cut each into 1 inch thick slices. Set slices cut sides upright, ¼ inch apart, on the baking sheets. 

  11. Return to the oven to continue baking for 8 minutes. Turn biscotti over and bake the other side for 8 minutes. The cookies will be slightly soft in the centers with harder edges.

  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before dipping in white chocolate. The biscotti becomes crunchy as it cools. Save the baking sheets for the next step.

  13. Melt the chopped white chocolate in a double boiler or (carefully) use the microwave. For the microwave, place the white chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl. 

  14. Melt in 15-second increments, stirring after each increment until completely melted and smooth. Dip each biscotti cookie in the melted chocolate and place it back onto the baking sheets.

  15. Allow chocolate to set in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

  16. Biscotti will stay fresh covered at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 249.64kcal
  • Fat: 11.93g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.36g
  • Fiber: 1.23g
  • Sugar: 17.80g
  • Protein: 5.03g
  • Cholesterol: 51.42mg
  • Sodium: 117.81mg
  • Calcium: 72.71mg
  • Potassium: 145.68mg
  • Iron: 1.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 41.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.98mg
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