Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Need a dose of yummy with your coffee? Make this biscotti! So easy and yet blissfully delicious. Need even more of a decadent treat? Drizzle them with some white chocolate or even better, dip the suckers right in a pool of white chocolate bliss so that they are coated with the good stuff at both ends.

And THAT'S how you enjoy your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon tea! Mmmm! Mmmmm!

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
(Prep Time: 15 minutes/Total Time: 75 minutes. Yields 14 - 16 biscotti.)
1/4 cup light olive oil
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 1/2 cups unsalted pistachio nuts (or slivered almonds)

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

In a large bowl, mix together oil and sugar until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and almond extracts, and zest then beat in the eggs. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually stir into egg mixture. Mix in cranberries and nuts by hand.

Divide dough in half. Form two logs (12x2 inches) on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Dough may be sticky; wet hands with cool water to handle dough more easily.

Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until logs are light brown. Remove from oven, cover with clean kitchen towels and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 275 degrees F.

Cut logs on diagonal into 3/4 inch thick slices. (lean into biscotti with a large knife, do not saw, to get nice even pieces.) Lay on sides on parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until dry; cool.

Cari Snell is a mom, wife, caterer ( and the editor and recipe wrangler of Can I get the Recipe? An online source providing weekly printable recipes, shopping lists, great giveaways and more.

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