Recipe By bubbles52793
Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 30m Additional 30m Ready In 80m
Servings 1 dozen biscotti Calories 293.7

I received this recipe from a friend, and it’s great! I use the convection bake setting on my oven, so it’s usually 50 degrees hotter than normal ovens. you may want to add 50 degrees depending on your oven.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (6 ounce) package sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®), or more to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl until mixture is creamy. Beat in eggs, orange zest, orange extract, and almond extract.
  3. 3 Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl; mix dry ingredients into moist ingredients to make a stiff dough. Mix sweetened cranberries into dough. Form dough into a ball, cut into halves, and shape each half into a log. Place logs onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Let logs cool completely on wire racks.
  5. 5 Cut logs into slices on a slight diagonal and lay the slices on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake biscotti until crisp and lightly golden brown, about 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 293.7
  • Carbohydrate 49.8 g
  • Cholesterol 51.3 mg
  • Fat 8.8 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.2 g
  • Sodium 256.7 mg
  • Sugar 27.1 g

Chef's Notes

If needed, reduce heat to 300 degrees and rebake for 7 minutes. This depends how crunchy of a biscotti you like.


  1. First time making these so I followed the recipe precisely. I added the orange zest along with the extracts. Information on length of logs would be helpful after dividing the dough the cook is left to guess on how long/thick to make the logs. My oven is accurate but after baking the maximum recommended time - Read more ...
  2. Quick, easy and super tasty !! For an add flavour boost....I soak the craisins in 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier along with the orange zest, usually let sit over night if possible. I sprinkle sanding sugar on top of the loaves before the first bake, gives a nice look and a crunch.
  3. I did make changes the second time I made them. They were great both times but I wanted more orange flavour so I added 1/2 tsp of triple sec and a squeeze of orange juice from a 1/8th slice of orange. I also added slivers of almonds and white chocolate chips. If I had white - Read more ...
  4. Made this as written. Really good very simple. Packaged it in pretty seasonal bags and gave away to friends for the holidays but of course had to keep some for the house! will definitely be making this again.
  5. I'm not a baker or chef and likely have no business in the kitchen. That being said, the recipe was easy to follow, prep and finish. The taste is phenomenal. My only complaint is the time and temp the recipe calls for. Now before anyone comments that oven temps vary, i know that! I have - Read more ...
  6. This was a great biscotti recipe! Unfortunately my grocery store doesn't carry orange extract so I had to leave that out. I added a extra orange zest to make sure that I would get the orange flavor and substituted with vanilla extra. Received a number of compliments and will be making this again soon! I - Read more ...
  7. I bake biscotti twice a week and have a pretty extensive collection of biscotti recipes. This one is among the best.
  8. This is the best biscotti recipe!
  9. Delicious! I followed the recipe exactly but cooked them at a higher temperature (375). My family couldn't stop raving about them... when their mouths weren't full!
  10. I loved these Cranberry-Orange Biscotti. I followed the directions as stated except for the second baking. 7 minutes on one side did not result in a crispy crust. To get a crispy biscotti I had to bake them 7-8 minutes on both sides. Depending on how crisp you like your biscotti the second baking time - Read more ...

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