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Maple Walnut Cranberry Biscotti
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

These maple walnut cranberry biscotti by Nora of Buttercream Fanatic are crisp and crunchy, with a distinct buttery-vanilla flavor, sweet maple, chewy cranberries, and tender walnuts.  Enjoy them with a hot cup of tea, coffee, or cocoa!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: maple walnut cranberry biscotti
Servings: 20
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Nora of Buttercream Fanatic
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick mat.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract, then add salt and baking powder.

  4. When everything is completely incorporated, add all of the flour, chopped walnuts, and cranberries at once and mix until just incorporated.

  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix for a few more seconds to make sure everything is incorporated and the dough holds together when you press it gently. (It should be moist enough to hold together but not sticky.)

  6. Form the dough into two logs on the prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly. (Make sure to bury as much of the dried fruit in the dough as possible; exposed fruit burns easily.)

  7. Bake the logs for 25 minutes. Cool for 5-10 minutes on the pan before transferring to a cutting board.

  8. Cut slices about 1" thick. (It's not necessary to cut them on the bias (you know, that diagonal-y way) but it is just prettier that way. You can cut them straight across the width of the log if you prefer.)

  9. Place the cut biscotti cut side up on the cookie sheet and bake for another 10 minutes.

  10. Then, cover the entire pan with tin foil (this prevents the fruit from burning) and bake for another 10 minutes.

  11. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 30 minutes in a cool, dry place (nothing fancy, just put them on the counter. Use a coaster; the pan's hot). This will allow them to crisp up into a more "biscotti-ish" consistency.
  12. If you'd like, drizzle with melted chocolate when the cookies are fully cooled.
Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Walnut Cranberry Biscotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 94IU2%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.