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There’s nothing better than a homemade gift…especially one that comes from the kitchen! Last year I originally shared this recipe at See Vanessa Craft during her 20 Crafty Days of Christmas. I thought it was time to share it here now. If you like biscotti, you will LOVE this easy biscotti recipe for Amaretto Cherry Biscotti.


Cherry Chocolate Amaretto Biscotti • Bella's Home Baked Goods

Easy Biscotti Recipe: Amaretto Cherry Biscotti


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup dried cherries or cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
  • Add eggs, vanilla and almond extracts, and Amaretto liqueur and mix well.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until just blended.
  • Fold in almonds and cherries.
  • Next, divide the dough into two equal pieces. Roll each piece into a loaf about 12 inches long on a well- floured surface.
  • Place on a large baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Bake for about 20- 25 minutes, until golden.
  • Place the slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Return to oven for about 10-12 minutes until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and place cookies on a cooling rack.
  • Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Notes These cookies will freeze well in a Ziploc bag.

This pin is full of tips for making the perfect easy biscotti recipe!

If you like this easy biscotti recipe but aren’t sure what to do with the rest of that Amaretto, check out my recipe for Amaretto Truffles, Dessert Coffee (with Amaretto and Kaluha!), and my Amaretto Mimosa recipe.

Looking for more holiday goodies to make and share?

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Candy Cane Infused Vodka

Death by Chocolate Cookies

Has your family read the Christmas-based story The Sparkle Box? It’s a must read – it’s all about the gift of giving.

Do you give during the holidays? Here’s how to put together an Operation Christmas Child shoebox.

Want to have a letter from Santa delivered to your child, with a North Pole postmark? I’ve got lots more ways to get in touch with Santa from videos to phone calls and more.

Looking for more Christmas recipes, ideas, decor, crafts? I’ve got them all on my Christmas Pinterest board! Need Elf on the Shelf Ideas – I have those too!

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