Prep Time
28 Mins
Cook Time
49 Mins
Other Time
10 Mins
1 1/2 dozen

Edible gifts make some of the best gifts, and our biscotti are definitely worth baking and packaging for friends and family!

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating well; beat in orange rind and extract.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in cranberries and pistachios.

Step 3

Divide dough in half. Using lightly floured hands, shape each portion into a 14" x 2" log. Place both logs 3" apart on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 4

Bake at 325° for 28 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cool logs on baking sheet 10 minutes.

Step 5

Cut each log into 1/2"-thick diagonal slices with a serrated knife using a gentle sawing motion. Place slices, cut side down, on baking sheet. Bake 9 minutes; turn cookies over, and bake 12 more minutes. Transfer biscotti to wire racks to cool completely.

Ratings & Reviews

JaneMorgan12345's Review

November 24, 2014
Very yummy. So good!!!!

Becky96's Review

November 03, 2013
These are really great as they are - but I tweaked them using Cointreau instead of orange extract and added in some chopped white chocolate. Yummy!!

PaulaLumsden's Review

December 04, 2012

brencali's Review

November 26, 2012
I made these using mandarin glazed pistachios. Awesome!

Mjlaningham's Review

December 16, 2011

noreenm's Review

December 18, 2009
I got rave reviews from my family when I made these. I will be making them all year. This is my first time making biscottis and I thought they were very easy. I made them with almonds the first time and did not chop almonds enough. When I sliced them the almonds were hard to cut thru.

DebbieEff's Review

December 11, 2009
Best biscotti I have ever tasted. The orange extract really gives it a distinctive flavor, and the pistachios add a nice Christmasy color. It's good to have a helper when transferring the logs to the tray. Time-consuming but so worth it!

Hello1111's Review

November 15, 2009
This biscotti is truly outstanding. I substitued thinly chopped pecans for pistachios this morning and that worked perfectly. They are so delicious and I am sure I will make them often and will probaly give them as gifts. I can't say enough about how great they really are. I am so glad to have this recipe.

HollyHopster's Review

December 09, 2008
These are great! I'm making them for a holiday cookie exchange. I followed the recipe, then dunked one end of each into melted white chocolate.