This festive looking Holiday Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti cookie makes a great edible gift and is perfect for sharing at a holiday cookie exchange. 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle smart points (blue plan) per serving!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 48 servings
Heads up: There is a 2 hour chilling time before baking!
Chop the pistachios and apricots (separately) into small pieces in your food processor. Set aside
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds, then add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; beat until combined. .
Beat in the 3 eggs, vanilla, and almond extract until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a large spoon.
Stir the anise, fennel seed, cranberries, pistachios and apricots into the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 12 inch log about 1 ½ inches thick.
Place logs 3 inches apart on the lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten each log to a 3/4 -1 inch thick loaf.
Combine the 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. Brush egg mixture over loaves.
Bake in preheated oven for 25- 30 minutes or until light brown. Cool loaves on cookie sheet for 1 hour or until completely cooled
When the loaves are cool, preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Transfer loaves to a cutting board. Cut each loaf diagonally in ½ inch thick slices. Lay slices, cut sides down on cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned on bottom.
Turn slices over and bake 5 -10 minutes more or until biscotti are dry and crisp. Transfer to wire rack. Cool.
**I keep them fresh in the freezer until I’m ready to use (they’ll keep fresh at room temp for 3 days or so)
- There is a chilling time for this recipe, so make sure you budget that in
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 103IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg