Whole-Wheat Cranberry Biscotti

Adding pistachios to this cookie would give it a festive holiday look, studded with red and green. Your guests will get an inconspicuous fiber infusion from the whole-wheat flour and cranberries. Offer low-fat eggnog to get an extra protein and calcium punch.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 2 oz. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a baking sheet pan.
  • Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla and beat to incorporate.
  • In a separate bowl combine the nutmeg, baking powder, salt, and flour. Add this dry mixture to the egg-butter mixture and combine to make a smooth dough. Stir in cranberries.
  • Scrape dough out onto the prepared baking sheet pan and form it into a broad, flat log using wet fingers. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from oven, and cool for 5 minutes. Turn the oven down to 275°F.
  • Cut the log into 1⁄2-inch slices and place the slices back on the baking sheet, cut sides facing up. Bake 15 minutes, turn cookies over, and bake 10 minutes more. Cool on a rack.