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Anise-Almond Biscotti

When you want that perfect little something to add to your morning tea or coffee, Anise-Almond Biscotti will be the perfect choice. Everyone loves homemade! They're the perfect little treat to wrap up and give!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
cooling25 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Debbie


  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 10 Tablespoons (1 ¼ sticks) unsalted butter,, melted, cooled
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons aniseed,, coarsely ground
  • 1 cup whole raw almonds,, toasted, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large egg white


  • With rack placed to center position, preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix the sugar with cooled melted butter, 3 lightly beaten eggs, vanilla extract and ground aniseed.
  • Add dry ingredients mixture to the egg mixture and stir thoroughly with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  • Add toasted almonds and mix in gently until well combined and almonds are evenly distributed.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • With hands lightly floured, shape each dough half into 2, 13 ½" long, 2 ½"wide logs.
  • Place both logs onto prepared baking sheet, spaced apart evenly.
  • Whisk egg white in a small nonreacive bowl until foamy. Brush over top and sides of the logs.
  • Bake logs for about 30 minutes, or until golden (they will spread out slightly)
  • Don't turn off the oven yet!
  • Place baking sheet on a rack and cool completely, about 25 minutes.
  • Transfer logs to a flat workspace. Remove and discard parchment paper.
  • Using serrated knife, cut logs on the diagonal into ½" wide slices.
  • Arrange slices, cut side down on same baking sheet.
  • Bake 10 minutes, until dry and "toasty" to touch. Turn biscotti over; bake until just beginning to color, about 7-8 minutes more.
  • Transfer to rack and cool.


Gr8 Tips:
  • These biscotti, wrapped in a cute food safe tin or box would be a Gr8 hostess gift.
  • Delicious dipped in coffee, a cappuccino or hot chocolate!
  • Once baked and cooled, dip each cookie halfway into melted chocolate. Let chocolate cool and harden before wrapping up.
Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
Can be prepared up to 1 week ahead. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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