Cranberry and lemon biscotti


A perfect gift for your loved ones this season!

A recipe from Betty Crocker. The original recipes uses orange while I opted to make it with lemon and I halved the recipe too.

You need –

  • All purpose flour – 1 1/4 cups
  • Caster sugar – 1/3 cup
  • Lemon zest – 1 teaspoon
  • Egg- 1, at room temperature
  • Olive oil – 1/4 cup
  • Lemon essence- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Vanilla essence -1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried cranberries-1/2 cup
  • Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • A pinch of salt



How to –

Pre- heat the oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with a parchment paper or cookie sheet. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat the egg, sugar, essence, zest, oil till well combined. Now stir in the flour and cranberries. Place the mixture on slightly floured surface and knead till smooth.


Now roll the dough into a 10×3 inch rectangle and place in on the prepared baking tray and bake for about 30 minutes or till the dough is slightly firm to touch and golden. Remove and cool the dough completely.

Once cooled cut the log diagonally into 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices on the baking tray and bake them again for about 12-15 minutes flipping then once halfway through till they are crisp and lightly browned. Remove and allow to cool completely before storing them in airtight containers.



12 thoughts on “Cranberry and lemon biscotti

  1. I am going to try this for sure..I got biscotti as a gift last christmas and always wanted to make it, but never got around it..this recipe looks easy…seasons greetings to u Rekha 🙂

  2. I made this Rekha, didnt have cranberries but used mixed dry fruits..we all loved tasted so yummy. Thank you for the recipe. I took pictures and I am posting it in my blog too…Thanks for sharing it 🙂

  3. You know Rekha, I had planned for a biscotti post to kick start the new year with but somehow couldn’t find time to bake them. Soon I guess…
    Yours look perfect with a cup of coffee.

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