Cranberry Raisin and Lemon Biscotti

Hello everyone!! I just thought I had to share this post with you guys. Yesterday I made a fresh batch of biscotti with lemon, cranberry and raisin. These flavors go together deliciously! (A very technical term πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). The dried fruit and the lemon pair so well together I almost couldn’t stop eating them! If your not a fan of the dried fruit I used here that’s totally fine! Any dried fruit/ nuts and/ or citrus zest (although I would suggest either orange or lemon) will work here. Just make sure you stick to the quantities of each thing. I did manage to restrain myself πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Another great thing about this recipe is that you get around 35-50 biscotti. YES. That many. Its awesome!! I love these cookies with a cup of tea, but coffee works too. Enjoy 😊!!

 

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For this picture I fit as many as I could on one tray. There were about 25 I couldn’t fit!!

 

Cranberry Raisin and Lemon Biscotti Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

3 cups (450g) all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking soda

10 tbs. canola oil (you can also use melted butter if that is what you have)

1-1/3 cups (315g) granulated sugar

4-1/2 tsps. zest (lemon/orange)

2 eggs

3 tbs. juice (lemon/orange)

1 cup (120g) of raisins (red or golden)

1 cup (120g) of dried cranberries

(keep in mind that you can add any dried fruit or nuts, just make sure it equals to 2 cups, or 120g.)

Milk (optional) (I used almond milk, but you can use any kind)

Additional sugar (optional)

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius)

Lightly grease or line three cookie sheets with parchment paper. (I used a silicone baking mat, but use whatever you have on hand). If you don’t have three cookie sheets you can take turns with the dough in the oven.

In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda, and set aside.

In a large bowl add the oil/butter, sugar, and lemon/orange zest. Mix until combined. Then add the two eggs, one at a time, until they are combined. Add the lemon/orange juice, and mix until combined. Then add the dried fruits and/or nuts and stir into the wet mixture.

Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture in three additions, folding the dough until it’s combined.

(I would suggest using a spatula for the folding so you don’t end up with a tough dough).

Divide the dough into three equal portions. Put a dough portion on a cookie sheet and form it into a log.

Brush the log with milk and sprinkle the tops with sugar if desired. Chill the dough for 15 minutes. Bake the log for 25-40 minutes, or until golden brown. (It should expand quite a bit so don’t be worried when this happens).

Take the log out of the oven and cool for 20 minutes. Then cut the log diagonally into equal slices to shape the biscotti. Place the biscotti pieces cut side down onto the baking sheet and bake for seven minutes. Then turn them over and bake for seven minutes again. Take them out of the oven and let them cool completely.

By then, they should have that delicious biscotti crunch that we all know and love. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Repeat this process with the other two logs of dough.

Enjoy!!

(These cookies will stay for three days at room temperature if you store them in an air tight container, or freeze them for up to three months).

 

Vegan Substitutes

Use 2 tbs. of ground flax seed and 6 tbs. of water for the eggs.

 

  One thought on “Cranberry Raisin and Lemon Biscotti

  1. 22 Jan 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Those look so good!! I’m trying it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      22 Jan 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Yay! Tell me how they turn out when you do!! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

      Like

  2. Aqsa ❀
    22 Jan 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Hey! Just nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award πŸ™‚

    https://aqsarahimblog.wordpress.com/blog/

    Liked by 2 people

  3. 22 Jan 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I would love some with my coffeeπŸ˜‹πŸ’—

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      22 Jan 2017 at 11:53 pm

      Oh yes! I especially love it with my tea πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

      Liked by 1 person

  4. 22 Jan 2017 at 10:25 pm

    I like that there is a vegan option, thank you!!!! 😊❀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      22 Jan 2017 at 11:54 pm

      You are so welcome! I like to make my recipes so that anyone can make them! I’m glad you’re liking it!!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Doni W
    23 Jan 2017 at 1:21 am

    Looks awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 23 Jan 2017 at 3:02 am

    That sounds like a great flavor combination!! Yum!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      23 Jan 2017 at 3:26 am

      Thank you! They were really goodπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

      Liked by 1 person

  7. 27 Jan 2017 at 2:42 am

    This recipe looks so good!!

    I’ve recently nominated you for an award!

    https://thewhimsicalpineapple.com/2017/01/26/blogger-recognition-award/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      27 Jan 2017 at 3:14 am

      Thank you!!

      Like

  8. 28 Jan 2017 at 2:04 am

    I love biscotti–this sounds like such a great flavor combination!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      28 Jan 2017 at 2:06 am

      Thank you!!

      Like

  9. 29 Jan 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Looks amazing!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      29 Jan 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

      Like

  10. 30 Jan 2017 at 4:39 am

    Cranberry raisin and lemon sound good together…lovely biscottis

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      30 Jan 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you Lina! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  11. 1 Feb 2017 at 10:20 pm

    What a beautiful treat Bernadine– you’re right. It is a delicious combination of flavors! thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      1 Feb 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. 13 Nov 2020 at 5:59 pm

    They look delicious! As a fellow biscotti artist, I love the tip about brushing with milk and chilling as opposed to sprinkling with water. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

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