White Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti

White Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti - Boston Chic PartyWhite Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti - Boston Chic PartyWhite Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti- Boston Chic PartyTart cranberry and creamy white chocolate make this an Italian treat to remember- perfect for a sweet treat, with your after dinner coffee or as a holiday gift!

A few weeks ago, a friend, Ashley, left a message on one of my Instagram posts asking if our place looked like a cookie factory. I laughed out loud at this comment because the truth is when you live in a 700 square foot apartment with a tiny kitchen, baking can be quite a process. I made the cookie factory a reality though a few weekends ago when I baked biscotti as gifts for my co-workers. MJD was out watching the Pats game and when he got home our entire table and every inch of our kitchen counters were covered with biscotti. He was surprised to say the least 🙂
I absolutely love biscotti, but you have to get them just right. I like them crunchy, but not too hard, with just the right amount of sweet. The cranberry and white chocolate chips, plus extra white chocolate drizzle make these both beautiful, but delicious! You can skip the drizzle, but I think it adds just a little something extra special to make the biscotti really stand out. The recipe below makes 2 dozen biscotti (depending on how thick you make your cookies).
With holiday baking in full swing I’m sure many of you are making your own cookie factories as well! Happy Baking!
xoxo, Jenna
White Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti - Boston Chic Party
White Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti - Boston Chic Party
You’ll Need:
  • 1/4 of a cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 of a cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 of a cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 of a teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 and a 1/2 cups white chocolate chips (1/2 cup for melting and drizzling)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

To Make:

Preheat your oven to 375 Degrees while preparing your baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a hand or stand mixer, mix together the shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add in eggs and vanilla extract to combine.

On low speed, gradually add in flour, baking powder and salt.

Mix in 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1 cup of dried cranberries.

Prep a working surface that is lightly floured to create your “loaves”.

Divide dough into two pieces and form into a long loaf type shape (about 12 inches long).

Place on prepared cookie sheet and press down gently with hand to slightly flatten to about 3 inches wide.

Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes.

While resting, drop oven temperature to 300 degrees.

After resting, move “loaves” to a cutting board and cut into slices approximately 1 inch thick.

Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and flip to other side. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Place biscotti on cooling racks to cool.

Allow to cool completely before drizzling white chocolate on top.

To drizzle chocolate, melt 1/2 cup of white chocolate. Using a fork or small spatula, drizzle on top of completely cooled cookies.

4 Comments

  1. December 23, 2014 / 8:21 am

    I would love these with my coffee this morning!

  2. lorrie fabrizio
    December 23, 2014 / 8:34 am

    Thanks Jenna for all your fun treats and ideas, I love reading your blog. Its great to see how much you are enjoying Boston and married life ! Blessings to you and MJD on your very first Christmas married.
    Merry Christmas

    • December 23, 2014 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you!!! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you reading 🙂 Hope the Fabs have a fabulous Christmas as well! xoxo!

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