Two pieces of biscotti inside of a glass cup on top of a cutting board

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 55 minutes
  • yield Yield: 12 1x
  • category Category: Dessert
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


Need a gluten-free treat that’s festive for the holidays? Whip up these crunchy Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti cookies – slightly sweet, and filled with tart cranberries and salty pistachio in every bite! They’re the perfect partner for your steaming mug of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.



  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 3/4 cup of dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups of 1:1 gluten free baking flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream eggs and sugar until thick, about 5 minutes. Add in vanilla extract.
  3. Slowly add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to the mixer until ingredients are well combined and a dough forms.
  4. Fold in the cranberries and pistachios.
  5. Place dough on a silicone baking mat or a baking sheet sprayed with PAM. Form dough into a log about 12 inch long and 3 1/2 inch wide.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until log is firm.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes on a rack.
  8. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  9. Transfer the biscotti log to a cutting board, and cut it into 3/4″ diagonal slices.
  10. Place biscotti cut side down on baking sheet, bake for about 10 minutes, turn slices over and bake for another 8-10 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool.


  • To Store: Keep cookies in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks. If you’ve dipped them in chocolate, transfer to the fridge after 1 week.
  • To Freeze: First, flash-freeze cookies on a baking sheet until frozen solid. Then, transfer to a freezer-safe container and store for up to 3 months. Thaw on the counter before enjoying.


  • Serving Size: 1 biscotti
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 78 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 23 mg

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