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5 from 2 votes

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

This cranberry almond biscotti is crunchy, but never dry and flavorless like cardboard.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Total Cost: $3.64 recipe / $0.12 serving
Servings: 30
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour $0.12
  • 1 tsp baking powder $0.03
  • 1/4 tsp salt $0.02
  • 1 cup granulated sugar $0.18
  • 4 Tbsp butter $0.20
  • 2 large eggs $0.24
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract $0.15
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract $0.54
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds $1.12
  • 1 small lemon, zested $0.25
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg $0.05
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional) $0.67


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Stir very well so that the baking powder is evenly distributed.
  • In a second bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon zest. Whisk it all together until it is evenly incorporated and has a light creamy appearance (see photos below).
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry flour mixture. Stir until it is evenly combined and you have a wet dough that is similar to cookie batter. Fold in the sliced almonds and dried cranberries (if using).
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, form two semi-flat logs about 2 inches wide and 12 inches long (see photos below). Make sure the logs are a few inches apart because they will expand slightly while baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  • Using a spatula, remove the logs to a cutting board. Cut the logs into 1 inch thick slices on a diagonal (this makes the biscotti longer). A serrated knife works best for slicing the biscotti. Place the slices back on the baking sheet. Bake the slices for 5-7 minutes more on each side (depending on how crisp you like them). Larger, thicker logs will require a more time to crisp up.
  • Allow the biscotti to cool. Enjoy the biscotti plain or dunked in coffee!