Cranberry Orange Biscotti

This is adapted from a Cooking Light recipe I’ve been using for more than a dozen years. My version features a classic flavor combination: orange and cranberry. (CL’s has walnuts instead of cranberries.) It also includes whole wheat flour and contains 25% less sugar than the original.

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen biscotti

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange extract

1/2 cup dried cranberries

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover a large baking sheet with cooking spray or a Silpat mat.
  2. Combine flour(s), baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk together eggs, sugar, orange peel and extracts in a small bowl.
  4. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients, blending on low speed until combined.
  5. Add dried cranberries, mixing thoroughly.
  6. Turn dough out on Silpat mat or on a work surface dusted with flour.
  7. Using wet (for Silpat only) or lightly floured hands, shape into a 15-inch log about 1-inch thick and 3 1/2 inches wide.
  8. Bake 30 minutes at 350° F.
  9. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325° F.
  10. Cut log diagonally into 1/2-inch slices, placing slices upright on the mat or pan.
  11. Bake 20 minutes at 325° F.
  12. Transfer to racks to cool.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 5-7 days. To extend storage time, freeze in an airtight container immediately after cooling.

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