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White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti (GF option)

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Surprisingly, this recipe for White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti is super easy and quick to make! The first time I made this biscotti recipe I was thrilled to be able to make a gluten-free version for my husband.

It seems that to us, the combination of coffee and biscotti is our adult version of milk and cookies. That’s probably why these rectangular twice-baked cookies are often found on platters of cookie during the holiday season. 

All pictures within this post are gluten-free White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti. Yes! It really is as delicious as it looks!


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cranberry biscotti

Biscotti

First of all, if you’ve ever had store-bought biscotti then you probably think of them as being rock hard and impossible to eat, unless they are dipped in coffee. However, this homemade biscotti recipe is truly delightful and more on the tender side. (Hmm, maybe that’s why my family is crazy about this recipe.)

Gluten-Free Version

Yes, it really is easy to make a gluten-free version (which is another reason to love it!) Consequently, White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti is a wonderful treat to serve during the holidays. 

My gluten-free flour blend is a combination of: 

Mix all together and store in an airtight container. This recipe will make 4 cups of flour. The biscotti only needs 3 cups of flour so you will have 1 cup flour left over.

gluten free biscotti

White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

Ingredients: (Printable version at bottom of post)

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum*
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a different bowl.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, while creaming together. Mix well.
  6. Fold in cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Using a serrated knife, cut diagonally into 1-inch slices. Place cookies cut side down on baking sheets.
  10. Return to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

*Only add xanthan gum if using gluten-free flour that does not already have a thickener added. Omit entirely if using all-purpose flour.

blessedbeyondcrazy.comRather than showing only pictures of the final product I want to show you what the biscotti looks like after the first bake. The first loaf has been sliced and the cut sides placed down. The second loaf has not yet been sliced.

Nutrition

Calories

1526 cal

Fat

5 g

Carbs

303 g

Protein

55 g
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White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti (GF option)

Yields 2 1/2 dozen

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or gluten free flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum*
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Combine dry ingredients in different bowl.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, while creaming together. Mix well.
  6. Fold in cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Using a serrated knife, cut diagonally into 1 inch slices. Place cookies cut side down on baking sheets.
  10. Return to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Cool completely and store in an air tight container.

Notes

*Only add xanthan gum if using gluten free flour that does not already have a thickener added. Omit entirely if using all-purpose flour.

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Biscotti keeps best stored with waxed paper between each layer and kept in an airtight container (up to two weeks).

White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

Delicious Homemade Gift

Finally, did you know that a plate of White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti makes a delicious homemade DIY gift? Simple wrap biscotti in a clear bag, place it in a cute basket along with hot chocolate blends, latte mixes, bags of herbal tea and a nice note. 

If you find yourself in need of a chalkboard coffee mug <– there are some super cute options! Or find some hilarious coffee cups here!

I certainly hope that you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family does. What’s your favorite flavor of biscotti?

Anna

Looking for another Italian dessert? Check out my Strawberry Zabaione.

italian zabaione

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{ 2 comments… add one }
  • shelley a johnson September 5, 2016, 5:41 pm
    new to GF if i use your homemade GF flour mixture, do i still need to add the xanthan gum to this recipe?
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy September 8, 2016, 10:24 am
      Yes, just a pinch.

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