Anise Biscotti

The name for biscotti comes from the Italian words "bis" (twice) and "cotti" (cooked). We say it's "Twice cooked! Twice delicious!"
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This recipe shared by Juliana V. from California was passed down in her family for generations and makes the most tender, delectable treat. First you bake the biscotti loaves, then you slice and toast them.
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  • Servings : Makes about 48 cookies


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 bottle anise extract (or better yet, 1/6 tsp anise oil)
  • 1-2/3 to 2 cups flour
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder



step 1Preheat oven to 350° F.
step 2Beat the eggs well.
step 3Add sugar, oil, salt, and anise flavoring and beat well.
step 4Sift flour and baking powder together. Add to egg mixture.
step 5Grease 2 bread pans (12" X 3 1/2" X 2 1/2") and line them with waxed paper (or parchment paper) about 17" X 3 1/2 " wide. (The extra ends will provide a handle to remove the loaves later.)
step 6Ladle batter into prepared pans until about 1 inch deep.
step 7Bake at 350° for 25-35 minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove loaves from pan and slice (about 1/2 inch thick).
step 8Place slices on cookie sheets and return to the hot oven to toast. (DO NOT use insulated pans!) Be careful as the bottom of the cookie browns first. Turn them over and toast the other side.
step 9Remove when both sides are toasty colored, about 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool.
Juliana adds:
"These are not the industrial-strength biscotti that the coffee shops sell. They are fragile and need to be handled with TLC. But, hey, the broken cookies are so good that we put them in a little bowl with milk and eat them with a spoon! And they do freeze well! Just pop them in the toaster to freshen them up. They're fabulous dipped in coffee or milk."
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2/3/2011 , 
Robert  J.
" 1/3bottle of anise extract "? How big is the bottle? 1oz. 5oz. 16oz How about a quart ?
8/7/2009 , 
Anita  P.
I tried the Anise Biscotti. I got raves from all. Thank you so much. I have been looking for this type of recipe because I cannot have any of the "hard" biscotti. Thank you again.
7/8/2009 , 
terri  p.
these are fabulous and the best thing about them, is they arent as hard as most biscotti. great anise flavor. i dipped some in almond and choc bark, just along one side. ty for gr8 recipe!!
6/10/2009 , 
Lisa  A.
My Mom makes the best biscotti. She sells them at a coffee house. My favorite are her german choc. The coconut is great with hot tea. She hadn't seen a recipe for anise so I copied it for her to try. It sounds really good to us.
10/6/2008 , 
Dorothy  J.
Making this today but I will use eggbeaters instead of eggs to cut down on Cholesterol as mine is high. Thanks sounds great.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 cookies (35g)
Calories 170
Calories From Fat 90
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 20mg
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
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