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White Chocolate Cherry Biscotti decorated like a Christmas tree

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White Chocolate Cherry Biscotti decorated like a Christmas tree
White Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

Otherwise known as “Don’t Answer the Door While They Are in the Oven” biscotti.

Bah. I’ll get to that later.

The ones that did turn out are delicious, just perfectly crispy and were so much fun to decorate.

The ones that didn’t taste great but are far too browned to give away to anyone. And I didn’t decorate those, they can be chomped down by the family in their bare, over-baked form.

Ingredients Needed for Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

Ingredients Needed:

2 cups flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 pkg of White Chocolate, chopped and divided (each is usually 6 squares)
1/2 cup sweetened dried cherries
1/2 cup chopped pistachios

Kick the tires and light the fires to 325 degrees.

Whisk together the flour and baking powder, set aside for the moment.

Whisking together the flour and baking powder in an orange bowl

Cream the butter and sugar together, and when done add in the eggs and vanilla.

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Take 8 out of the 12 squares of chocolate and chop them up. Take the cherries and dice them, I did halves and it worked nicely. You also need to chop the pistachios if they aren’t already done.

If you live in my parts, the cherries were a find at Costco, I have been looking a while for a large bag that doesn’t have hydrogenated oil or a corn syrup used, and these are perfect! Sour cherries, sugar and sunflower oil. Bada bing bada boom!

The kids are snacking on them too, a big bonus in this house.

chocolate squares for biscotti in a wood cutting board

Add the flour to the egg/butter mixture, little by little until completely combined. Then add in your cherries, pistachios and chocolate and mix until combined.

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Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it’s about 1/4 of an inch thick.

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Cut out your shapes! These lovely Christmas shapes were adorable and I was so excited !

cutting out the biscotti dought with Christmas tree shapes

Awwww. Put them in the oven for 10-12 minutes. When they are golden brown, flip them (VERY CAREFULLY!) and time to toast the other side some. They wanted to come apart.

What I will try next time is taking them out, cooling them slightly, flipping and then baking them for another 5-10 minutes.

Biscotti is dried out, not baked as much. In fact, the log shaped biscotti is baked twice in it’s creation, so it definitely wouldn’t hurt to try one side, slightly cool and flip while they are firmer, then bake again.

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If your doorbell rings IGNORE IT.

Because this is what happens.

Two thirds of the recipe ended up being overbaked thanks to the 3 minutes at my door, and the last 1/3 was perfect.

Not happy. That chocolate was blasted expensive and those cherries too. And pistachios? Second mortgage, people.

oven baked biscotti in baking sheets lined with parchment paper

You can used the remaining 4 squares of white chocolate to simply just melt and drizzle over the biscotti once they are cooled, or if you are a Christmas freak like me, start decorating them madly.

These are so tasty with the pistachios and cherries in them!

You can also give my dark chocolate cookies easy peanut butter fudge, or how to make simple chocolates!

 

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White Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

Wonderful cherry pistachio biscotti in Christmas shapes rather than boring sticks.
5 from 1 vote
White Chocolate Cherry Biscotti decorated like a Christmas tree
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Total Time
27 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
Italian
Servings
12
Calories
385
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 oz white chocolate 2 6oz. packages chopped and divided
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios

Instructions

  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 325 degrees. 

  2. Whisk together the flour and baking powder, set aside for the moment. 

  3. Cream the butter and sugar together, and when done add in the eggs and vanilla.

  4. Take 8 out of the 12 squares of chocolate and chop them up. 

  5. Take the cherries and dice them, I did halves and it worked nicely. You also need to chop the pistachios if they aren't already done.

  6. Add the flour to the egg/butter mixture, little by little until completely combined. 

  7. Then add in your cherries, pistachios and chocolate and mix until combined. 

  8. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it's about 1/4 of an inch thick. 

  9. Cut out your shapes! 
  10. Put them in the oven for 10-12 minutes. 

  11. When they are golden brown, flip them (VERY CAREFULLY!) and time to toast the other side some. They wanted to come apart. What I will try next time is taking them out, cooling them slightly, flipping and then baking them for another 5-10 minutes. Biscotti is dried out, not baked as much. In fact, the log shaped biscotti is baked twice in it's creation, so it definitely wouldn't hurt to try one side, slightly cool and flip while they are firmer, then bake again.You can use the remaining 4 squares of white chocolate to simply just melt and drizzle over the biscotti once they are cooled, or if you are a Christmas freak like me, start decorating them madly.

Recipe Notes

You can also make dark chocolate or milk chocolate.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 385kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 105mg, Potassium: 250mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 485IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 112mg, Iron: 1.5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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