Cranberry Orange Biscotti
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Cranberry Orange Biscotti are crunchy and addictive with chewy cranberries, almonds and orange zest. They’re dipped in white chocolate to make them the ultimate!
We’ve been getting SO much rain here in California, and the good news is that we’re out of the drought! You’ll never hear me complain out getting too much rain after severe drought conditions the past few years. 2013-2014 were especially depressing when everything was brown.
But green is the new brown!
You know what else is great about rainy days? They’re the best days to bake Cranberry Orange Biscotti and curl up with a cozy cup of tea. January is Hot Tea Month after all.
What could be better? I’m hard pressed to think of anything.
If you follow me on Instagram, maybe you caught my stories about my rainy day biscotti baking. With the rainy weather I enjoyed my Cranberry Orange Biscotti (more than one, I might add), with a warm cup of Bigelow Tea.
Bigelow Tea is my #1 choice in tea, and when I drink it, I tea proudly. Tea is an important part of my life because it helps me relax and unwind, and it’s especially nice to enjoy it with a friend as well.
I love that Bigelow Tea is manufactured in the United States, and includes foil packaging to ensure freshness. They use quality ingredients as well, and comes in a variety of delicious flavors like Green Tea, Vanilla Chai, Cozy Chamomile, Peppermint, and Mint Medley.
When I was wandering through the store on a recent shopping trip, I picked up the Constant Comment flavor. It’s a black tea with hints of orange and spice, and I knew it would be perfect paired with my Cranberry Orange Biscotti.
The orange and spice in the tea was the perfect compliment to the sweet tart cranberries, toasted almonds and sweet white chocolate in my biscotti.
How to make Cranberry Orange Biscotti
Making biscotti from scratch is much easier than you may think, and it’s so forgiving because it’s twice baked. That’s what makes it extra crispy and perfect for dunking. 🙂
- Start off whisking together your dry ingredients, then cream the sugar and orange zest together.
- Add the eggs and vanilla, then beat in your dry ingredients.
- Fold in the cranberries and almonds, and your dough is ready.
- Shape the dough into (2) logs, and bake until golden brown.
- Reduce the oven temperature and slice your biscotti on the bias. Bake on (2) separate baking sheets in the upper and lower thirds of the oven until golden brown and crispy.
You don’t have to dip your biscotti in white chocolate, but I highly recommend it. The biscotti aren’t very sweet, so the white chocolate adds a sweetness that I love.
Plus, adding chocolate is always a good idea in my book. 🙂
The great thing about this cranberry orange biscotti recipe is that they keep in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. This way, you’ll have them on hand to enjoy with some tea for quite some time, and they make great gifts as well.
Next time you want to relax and unwind or enjoy tea with a friend, tea proudly with Bigelow Tea! How will you tea proudly?
More cranberry orange recipes you’ll love:
- Cranberry bliss bars by Recipe Girl
- Cranberry orange cheesecake
- Cranberry orange coffee cake
- Cranberry orange sauce
- Eggnog pancakes
- Sugared cranberries
Cranberry Orange Biscotti
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1.5 tablespoons orange zest
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds*
- 3/4 cup coarsley chopped dried cranberries
- 8 ounces white chocolate chopped, for dipping*
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and position the oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Line (2) large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt until combined. Set aside.
- Place the butter, sugar, and orange zest in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time on low speed just until incorporated. Beat in the vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture and beat on low speed until just combined. Fold in the almonds and cranberries.
- Knead the dough together with your hands while still in the bowl until it’s cohesive (it’s not sticky, so this doesn’t take long). Divide in two equal pieces and place on one of the prepared baking sheets. Form into (2) 12″ x 2″ logs and bake on the middle rack for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Reduce the oven temperature to 275 degrees.
- Allow the dough to cool for 10 minutes, then place on a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut slightly on the bias into 1/2″ thick slices and place cut side down on the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 275 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Cool completely on wire racks.
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave according to package instructions. Dip the biscotti in the chocolate and place on the parchment lined baking sheets until set. Store biscotti in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Enjoy!
- *To toast almonds, place on a rimmed baking sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until fragrant.
- *You may substitute the white chocolate bars for chocolate chips or candy melts if you’d like to skip chopping chocolate.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
27 Comments on “Cranberry Orange Biscotti”
That’s great that you’re finally getting some rain! It must be spreading across the country, because it literally rained here for the past week. Luckily it’s been so warm, otherwise it would’ve been snow! And I agree, making biscotti and tea are perfect for rainy days. I’m loving this flavor, Marcie! Sounds perfect for January!
We’ve really gotten some serious rain and it’s been nice! Thanks, Gayle!
Mmm…these biscotti look amazing! I love the cranberry orange combo and it sounds even better with almond too. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate a rainy day in California than one of these and a warm cup of tea. Perfection!
Thanks, Sarah! I always want some type of nut in my biscotti for some crunch…like they’re not crunchy enough already? 🙂
I saw all the rain you guys are getting on the news! That’s fantastic, and I will keep my fingers crossed all that rain doesn’t do any damage or cause any mud slides! Hooray for green grass! And double hooray for these biscotti! These look just delicious, Marcie, and I adore the cranberry/orange combo! I could totally curl up with a dozen of these and a mug of tea right about now! Cheers, friend!
Thanks, Cheyanne, and there have been lots of mudslides and falling trees…luckily nothing near me! 🙂
I am a big tea drinker and some biscotti sounds like the perfect treat to go along with it. They look SO pretty and I’m loving the hint of orange in them. So happy you guys are finally getting some rain too! The best kind of weather for baking 🙂
Thanks, Kelly, and I’d love to share a few biscotti with you!
Because the Cranberry Orange Almond Biscotti Recipe looks as delicious and yummy as it does, I can’t wait to try this special recipe out. I only hope I will be able to do as good as you did.
Thanks so much, and the recipe is quite easy — I think you’ll do a great job!
I am ALL about biscotti. Especially this cranberry, orange, almond flavor combination. Yum!! They look picture perfect – not toooo hard and crumbly. A perfect tea pairing!
Thanks so much Alyssa! Biscotti is a favorite of mine and I have a really hard time walking away from it!
Baking is one of my favorite things to do on rainy days. I’ve been enjoying all of the rain we’ve been getting, especially on the days when I can stay home. 🙂 These biscotti are the perfect thing to enjoy with a cup of tea. The cranberry orange flavor is one of my favorites!
Rainy day baking is the best — it’s so comforting! Thanks so much Kristine!
Oh man — I love biscotti but it has been so long! Love the cranberry and orange combo! Perfect for dunking 🙂
I don’t make biscotti enough! Thanks Ashley!
I love homemade biscotti and these flavors are just wonderful Marcie. Now all I want it a cup of tea! And I am so glad you guys are getting some rain, yay! I can send some more from Seattle 😉
Thanks so much Manali, and I’m sorry you had trouble commenting!
Aaaagh that biscotti looks soooo perfect! I love a good crunch alongside my afternoon tea, and am always up for anything cranberry orange. That white chocolate coating is making me salivate!
Thanks Julia! I ate plenty of these without any tea too! 🙂
It’s been too long since I’ve made biscotti! Love the cranberry orange combo!
Yes! I could certainly enjoy having one of these after a meal. Sweet but not too sweet.
Thank you, Karen! That’s why I love biscotti…they’re low in fat and just sweet enough. 🙂
This biscotti is EXACTLY what my morning coffee is missing right now!! Love the combo of cranberries, orange, almonds, and of course that gorgeous white chocolate you dipped it in! I’d eat a whole pan of these no doubt. 😉
Thanks Sarah, and I almost ate the whole pan! 🙂