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I made this recipe up out of a few different ones, and omitted the traditional almond extract because neither of us are particularly mad on it. I wanted to put pistachios in these but they were like €6 for what amounted to a handful, more than all my other ingredients combined! Hannah don’t play that game, so I used white chocolate and dried cranberries instead and they’re amazing. Variations I’d like to try are dark chocolate and dried cherry, or maybe half dunking the biscotti in melted chocolate and leaving to harden. Just to mention, I use cups, which are an american form of measurement but a quick google can convert it into other measurements. 🙂


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 150°C (300 °F)
  • In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil and the sugar until well blended.

  • Next mix in the vanilla extract and the eggs.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

  • Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture bit by bit, and then add the dried cranberries and white chocolate.

  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and form 2 logs on it with the mixture. (Tip: Learn from my mistakes and space them further apart than the ones below…)

  • Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the logs are light brown.
  • Remove from the oven, and leave aside to cool for 10 minutes. Don’t skip this or they’ll just break apart, and don’t turn the oven off yet.

Why they should be spaced further apart…

  • Once they’re cooled, carefully slice them on the diagonal. I found it easiest to turn them upside down and then cut, as the underside is a lot softer, but be extremely careful flipping them if you do it this way.
  • Lay the individual slices on their sides on a fresh piece of parchment paper and return to the oven for around 8-10 minutes.

(The black bits are the cranberries, swear!)

Pop them in a biscuit jar or container or give as wee gifts 🙂