White Chocolate and Cherry Biscotti


This is one of the best biscotti recipes for gifting. Dressed up with dried fruit, toasted almonds, and melted white chocolate, this homemade biscotti looks as amazing as it tastes.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
41 mins
Cool Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 1 mins
45 biscotti


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ¾ cup regular or quick-cooking rolled oats

  • ½ cup cold butter, cut up

  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon cherry brandy, unsweetened cherry juice, or milk

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ¼ cup chopped toasted almonds*

  • ¾ cup snipped dried cherries

  • 4 ounce white baking chocolate with cocoa butter, chopped

  • ¾ teaspoon shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a large food processor combine flour, sugar, oats, butter, baking powder, and salt. Cover and process until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

  2. In a large bowl combine eggs, brandy, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, almonds, and dried cherries (knead dough with hands if necessary to combine).

  3. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each portion into a 9-inch roll. Place rolls 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake on separate oven racks for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool on cookie sheets for 45 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 325°F. Using a serrated knife, cut each roll crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices on an ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Carefully turn slices over and bake for 8 to 10 minutes more or until crisp and lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

  5. In a medium microwave-safe bowl microwave white chocolate and shortening on 50% power (medium) for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring two or three times. Drizzle biscotti with melted white chocolate. Let stand until white chocolate is set.


To toast nuts, preheat oven to 325°F. Spread nuts in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until nuts are light golden brown, stirring once or twice. Cool completely.

To Store:

Layer drizzled biscotti between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 45
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Folate, total 12.8mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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