Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Crunchy Biscotti with Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate. I love keeping some biscotti on hand during the holiday season!

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti recipe is easy to make and perfect for holidays!

How are you all with a sense of humor? Apparently some of my readers had a hard time with a cartoon I posted on facebook. Here’s the photo:


I found it funny, personally. I didn’t expect so many negative comments. But the best is the dozen emails/messages I received in private telling me how “sick I am” and how “anti Thanksgiving I must be.”

Ummm, PEOPLE. It’s a cartoon picture depicting CARTOON characters at dinner. They are puppets who can’t even eat. And I didn’t EAT Big Bird. He’s a cartoon character so that would be impossible.

But if he were real, imagine how many people he could feed.

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti recipe is easy to make and perfect for holidays!

So, this really has nothing to do with today’s recipe, except for the fact that I am sharing a non Thanksgiving recipe today. I mean, you are more than welcome to make this biscotti and enjoy it with your coffee on Thanksgiving morning, but it’s not mashed potatoes or turkey.

And it has nothing to do with the fact that I am anti-Thanksgiving. Or anti-Big Bird for that matter. Although I am more of an Elmo fan. And Oscar the Grouch. But I would never eat them. Cause they are cartoon characters.

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti recipe is easy to make and perfect for holidays!

Okay, so let’s chat one more time about Biscotti. I love cranberry and white chocolate together! I think they are a perfect pair.

Like peanut butter and jelly

…macaroni and cheese

…Big Bird and Snuffleupagus (sorry, had to go there).

I added in some chopped pistachios too. They add not only to the flavor of this biscotti, but I love the red/green color of the craisins and pistachios! Perfect for the holiday season!

And trust me when I say biscotti is easy to make. I don’t lie (I really did not EAT or never plan to EAT big bird).

It also keeps really well in an airtight ziploc bag too, so you can enjoy one every morning! You’re welcome!

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti recipe is easy to make and perfect for holidays!

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Yield: 12 large biscotti

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:45 minutes

Crunchy Biscotti with Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate. I love keeping some biscotti on hand during the holiday season!


  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, chopped
  • 8 oz white chocolate candy coating (vanilla Candiquik), melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until combined, about 2 minutes. Add in eggs and vanilla. Slowly add flour and baking powder. Mix until thoroughly blended. Fold in cranberries and pistachios.
  3. On prepared baking sheet, shape dough into a 12 inch by 5 inch rectangle, that is about 1/2 inch thick. I use a little extra flour on my hands to keep the dough from sticking.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Using a pizza cutter or serrated knife, slice biscotti into 12, one inch wide slices. Lay each slice on it's side, separating them on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Flip biscotti to opposite side and bake another 10minutes. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
  6. To garnish, dip bottom of cooled biscotti into melted vanilla candy coating. Set on parchment paper (candy coating side DOWN) and allow to dry/set. Once set (about 15 minutes) store in an airtight container or ziploc bag for up to two weeks.
  7. ENJOY!

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti recipe is easy to make and perfect for holidays!

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45 comments on “Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti”

  1. People are so weird sometimes; or they just want to be angry at something. Blegh. I thought it was amusing and I LOVE the look of these biscotti! My mom would love a batch of these around Christmas. 😀

  2. How do people survive in this world that are offended by a drawing…. oh my. Anyway though this biscotti looks perfect 🙂 love pistachios!

  3. Lynette S.

    Lighten up people! It was funny! It’s a cartoon!
    Recipe looks yummy!

  4. Cheri

    Good Grief! I wish that’s all I had to get bent out of shape about. I have had that cartoon for years and put it on my Fridge every Thanksgiving, it’s a hoot!

    Anyway, going to make your biscotti recipe for a special friend and have a Christmas Tea.
    Happy Christmas!

  5. Hope

    Loved, loved, loved these biscotti! I made them and gave them as gifts to my neighbors. They loved them so much, they asked me to bake more so they can give them as gifts! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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  8. Erin

    i am so not ashamed, I didn’t even wait for the white chocolate to harden. These are sooooooo good! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  9. I have to say that your cartoon was pretty funny. It made me smile on a gloomy day. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to bake them today!

  10. Leaha

    I just started making Biscotti. Never had them and completely obsessed now. Thanks for the recipe. OH and the big bird cartoon is hilarious 

  11. Karen

    I love all of your biscotti. I would love to make these into a smaller version for Christmas cookie trays. How would I alter the directions to make them smaller and what would I do with bake times?

  12. Would I be able to add some lemon?

  13. Anonymous

    Well l got a kick out of the cartoon, and your comments back. I am excited to make this biscotti recepie. I don’t drink coffee, but l love them anyway. I will also make the cranberry white chocolate cookies. Thank you for the great recipes.(and the cartoon)

  14. Debra

    I made these biscotti for Christmas, it came out great and tasted great, however, it lost it’s crunch after three days of having it. Please advise

  15. JoAnn McCaffrey

    I have made this delicious biscotti many times and love it. I justify eating many myself by reminding myself that I didn’t dip them in chocolate.  This started out as a special treat for our B&B guests in the morning before breakfast was ready. I copied this from The Ponderosa B&B just outside of Coeur d’alene Idaho. What a great way to start the day.  Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  16. I’ve made these several times already , they are easy and delish ! I like to bake things ahead and freeze them , these do very well . I also find it super easy to split the dough in half then I put it between wax paper to mold the log shape I need . easy no mess.

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