White Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti


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Biscotti is a perfect homemade treat for this time of year and you can customize it depending on who you are making it for. With or without nuts. White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate… or both! Dried fruits. Plain. Citrus Zest. The possibilities are endless.

This year I whipped up a few batches of this Biscotti. I sent them around to some of my friends in LA, family across the country and then kept a few stashed away for myself! The combination of the dried cranberries and the white chocolate bottom are perfect for Christmas. Since over-nighting these little treats out earlier this week, I’ve already gotten calls from my families neighbors asking for another order 🙂

White Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 12 ounces mini chocolate chips divided
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips divided


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sift together flour and baking powder and set aside. In a mixer, beat the sugar, butter, lemon zest and salt. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time. Add the flour mixture and beat just until blended. Stir in the cranberries and half of the mini chocolate chips.
  • Form the dough into a 12-inch long, 3-inch wide log on the parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.
  • Place the log on the cutting board. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the log on a diagonal into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange the biscotti on the baking sheet. Bake the biscotti again, for 15 minutes, until they are golden brown. Transfer the biscotti to a rack and cool completely.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips in a double boiler. Dip the bottom of the biscotti in the white chocolate and let chocolate cool and set.
  • Melt the remaining chocolate chips and drizzle over the white chocolate to decorate.

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet

    I sure hope you stashed some away for yourself! They are beautiful. I’d probably have eaten them all by now.

    • Gaby

      heck yes I saved some for myself!! Wish you were closer so I could have shared!

  2. Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    HEAVEN! i love biscotti…they’re so fun to make and feel so fancy when you eat them! this is perfect for the holidays and for giving away 🙂

  3. megan @ whatmegansmaking

    I love biscotti! Especially with white chocolate. I love the way it tastes as it melts in your tea or hot chocolate 🙂 These are a great gift idea!

  4. susan

    i love this flavor profile. biscotti is one of those favorite holiday treats. where’s my batch? x

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  6. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Thank you so much for reminding me of my favorite holiday cookies – biscotti! Yours look absolutely perfect, Gaby. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. allison [a for aubergine]

    Wish I had a couple of those for my afternoon hot cocoa! xxoo

  8. Dana

    Gaby, thank you for this post. I have a biscotti recipe that I love which is similar to this although also has pistachios. I always have just dipped half the biscotti in the white chocolate. It looks fine but not quite right. Of course, no one has ever complained but it bugs me (I am going to post about them soon because they are one of my favorite X-mas cookies). Anyway, it never occurred to me to just dip the whole bottom in the chocolate. Much better presentation! Thank you!

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  10. Stephanie @ Per l’Amore del Cibo

    I love the white chocolate/cranberry combo, I bet these are prefect for dipping in coffee or tea. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. p kim

    baked these yesterday and they were amazing. the lemon really intensified all the flavors in the biscotti. thank you!

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  18. Margarita

    I made this biscottis today and they are amazing! Thank you so much for this recipe.
    Very easy to make, they taste great even without the chocolate. Don’t get me wrong I made them with chocolate but if there is someone who can’t eat chocolate no worries.
    THank you!

  19. Ruthie

    I’m making these wonderful creations for the second time. They’re in the oven now.

    I made them for Christmas and they were everyone’s favorite especially mine!

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