If you're looking for a delicious treat to enjoy during the holiday season, look no further than these Cranberry Pecan Biscotti. These crunchy, twice-baked Italian cookies are packed with the flavors of tart cranberries and nutty pecans. Whether you're baking them as a gift or serving them at a festive gathering, these biscotti are sure to impress.
|Prep Time||Cook Time||Total Time||Servings|
|15 mins||45 mins||1 hr||Makes about 24 biscotti|
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (240 grams)
- 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup dried cranberries (150 grams)
- 1 cup chopped pecans (110 grams)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla extract together until well combined.
- Gradually add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until a dough forms.
- Fold in the dried cranberries and chopped pecans, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
- Divide the dough in half and shape each portion into a log, about 12 inches long and 2 inches wide. Place the logs on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between them.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the logs are firm and lightly golden.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the logs cool for about 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F (160°C).
- Carefully transfer the logs to a cutting board and slice them diagonally into 1/2-inch thick biscotti. Arrange the biscotti cut-side down on the baking sheet.
- Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the biscotti are crisp and golden. Flip them halfway through baking to ensure even browning.
- Remove from the oven and let the biscotti cool completely on a wire rack.
These Cranberry Pecan Biscotti are perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee or tea. They make a lovely addition to holiday cookie platters and gift baskets. You can also serve them as a sweet treat after a holiday meal. Store the biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
So go ahead and try your hand at baking these delightful Cranberry Pecan Biscotti. They're a festive and flavorful treat that will have everyone coming back for more. Enjoy!