Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti

Don’t you just love a good biscotti in the morning with a cup of coffee? These Italian biscotti cookies are loaded with pistachios and cranberries, then twice baked to form a crispy delicious cookie, perfect for dunking!

My husband always brings up the Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti I posted last year. I try not to make those too often because the two of us have no self-control when I bake them (so good!).

This year I played around with this cranberry-pistachio version which I adapted from last year’s recipe. I cut back on the butter a bit which created a stickier dough… a bit messy to work with so I sprinkling some flour on the dough and cookie tin or you can handle the dough with wet hands but the results where so darn good I wouldn’t change a thing next time!


Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti
Servings: 42 • Size: 1 cookie • Points +: 2 pts • Smart Points: 
65.2 • Fat: 2.1 g • Carb: 10.3 g • Fiber: 0.3 g • Protein: 1.5 g • Sugar: 5 g
Sodium: 24.4 mg


  • 1-3/4 cup all purpose flour (+ more for dusting)
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup whole unsalted shelled pistachios
  • 1/3 cup craisins
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar (you can put sugar in food processor)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add pistachios, cranberries and mix.

In a stand mixer, mix butter and sugar on medium speed for 1-1/2 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined to make a dough.

Remove the dough (if too sticky sprinkle flour over it and on work surface). Divide into three pieces and form into long flat logs about 11 inches long x 1-1/2 inches wide.

Place on the lined baking sheets and bake 20-25 minutes.

When cool enough to handle, gently cut the loaves on the angle into 1/2 inch slices (a serrated bread knife works best). 

Return to the baking sheet fitting as many as you can on the baking sheet, you may need to do this in batches. Bake the biscotti for another 3-4 minutes on each side, less if you like it softer. Makes 36 – 38.