Lazy Sunday White Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti

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I love waking up early on a beautiful Sunday morning before the brood wakes up. I usually plug in my headphones and putter around folding laundry and probably playing some “Air Guitar”!

I especially love sipping a strong brew and dipping a delectable fresh white chocolate biscotti. With a quick prep time of 15 mins and a cook time of around 40 mins total, why not? Bake and clean with complete quiet, or in my case tons of “Air Guitar” solos!

Hanna is usually up for the early mornings with me and it’s also a great way for us to keep her on a schedule. Believe it or not, Hanna loves helping out in the kitchen. Whether it be sidelined giggling with her grapes, or on the step ladder getting all up in there! Just more proof of food being the way to great bonds and special moments.


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup good-quality white chocolate chopped, or white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and anise flavoring until well blended.
  4. Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the egg mixture to form a heavy dough.
  5. Divide dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your cookie sheet.
  6. Place roll onto the prepared cookie sheet, and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
  8. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack.
  9. When The cookies are cool enough to handle, slice each one crosswise into 1/2 inch slices.
  10. Place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet.
  11. Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side. Slices should be lightly toasted.

The gang are all quite early risers so if they don’t happen to wake up first, the smell of these spectacular twice baked cookies certainly will. Be prepared to make a double or triple batch because let me tell you, my kids scarf these down two-fisted!!

A great way to enjoy your lazy Sunday morning and a beautiful treat to share with the kids at the breakfast table.


  • Reply robin rue September 25, 2017 at 9:43 am

    White chocolate and cranberry are such an awesome combo!!! I would love to sit and dip these in my coffee. Sounds so yum!

  • Reply Beth Davidson September 25, 2017 at 11:01 am

    You know, I really don’t know much about biscotti, but this looks delicious. I will have to give it a try.

  • Reply Jessica Joachim September 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    These look amazing! Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. I have been really into baking with my daughter lately, so we will have to add these to our list!

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh September 25, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I love biscotti! I haven’t made any in ages. This sounds like the perfect biscotti for fall and winter with the addition of the cranberries.

  • Reply Erica September 25, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Mmmm, these look great for Sunday morning. I think it would also just make the house smell so good. Will have to try this.

  • Reply Cassie September 25, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I’ve never tried to make biscotti before but this sounds like it has some delicious flavours – sometimes plain can taste a bit bland! Love the combo of white choc and cranberry!

  • Reply Karen Morse September 26, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Lazy Sundays with a good cup of coffee and some homemade biscotti, that is the life! I think it’s really sweet that your daughter helps out in the kitchen as well. Cooking together strengthens your bond for sure! Really appreciate this recipe!!!

  • Reply Christie | Simply My Bella vida September 26, 2017 at 1:32 am

    I usually don’t like food with cranberry but this looks good! I’ll have to try it.

  • Reply Roxanne September 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

    This looks so good! But alone on a Sunday morning may find me sipping coffee with my feet up. ;) I’ll try this on a Saturday. LOL

  • Reply Sarah September 26, 2017 at 9:50 am

    These look so yummy, and definitely perfect for a late Sunday breakfast! Going to have to save this and try them!

  • Reply Nicole September 26, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I just love biscotti! Many years ago I gave homemade biscotti for Christmas presents and people thought it was the bee’s knees. These look delicious!

  • Reply Brittany September 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    White chocolate and raspberry is such a decadent combination. I have never made biscotti before, but I think I may just have to try, Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Reply Carolyn September 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I didn’t realize that biscotti was cooked twice. This sounds great for a weekend breakfast.

  • Reply Cindy Ingalls September 26, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    This is such a great sweet morning treat. I’m going to save this recipe for my Thanksgiving celebration. The whole family is getting together so this would be perfect for a little treat in the morning.

  • Reply Terri Steffes September 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I love making biscotti. It has been a long while, though. I did learn that using a bread knife to cut the log made things a little easier!

  • Reply Rachel September 26, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    These look good. I really like cranberries and white chocolate together. It balances out the tart and sweetness.

  • Reply Krystel | Disney on a Budget September 26, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    This would probably pair so well with some coffee. Would love to try

  • Reply reesa September 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    For me, a lazy day includes baking too. I love the combo of cranberries & white chocolate. I need to try this!

  • Reply Jean September 27, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Yum, these biscottis look amazing! White chocolate and cranberry is such a good combination, they just work so well together. Gotta love a lazy Sunday!

  • Reply Heather September 27, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    This looks wonderful. I’d love to make these for breakfast next week – a perfect nod to the cooler weather!

  • Reply Amber Nelson September 27, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    That looks so delicious. T his would be perfect for the holiday season, even to make as gifts!

  • Reply Angela Ricardo Bethea September 27, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    That looks amazing, this would be nice eaten for breakfast on weekends. Also would be a great comfort food, thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Reply Cassie Tucker September 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    This sounds so tasty! I know my husband would particularly enjoy this recipe because of all of the cranberries.

  • Reply nicolthepickle November 23, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Oh these look so good. I love a good biscotti! Thanks for the recipe.

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