Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti Recipe
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Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti Recipe

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Classic biscotti cookies take on a whole new level of deliciousness with help from licorice-laced aniseed. Wrap up these sweet treats for your friends and family to enjoy with a steaming cup of coffee. —Leslie Kelley, Klamath Falls, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons aniseed
  • 10 ounces milk chocolate candy coating, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 145 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds and aniseed.
  2. Divide dough in half. On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, shape each portion into a 12x2-in. rectangle. Bake 25-30 minutes or until firm to the touch and the edges are golden brown.
  3. Cool on pans on wire racks. When cool enough to handle, transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 3/4-in. slices. Return to baking sheets cut side down.
  4. Bake 6-7 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Dip each cookie halfway into melted candy coating, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti in Taste of Home December/January 2012, p45

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"I love biscotti with coffee and this recipe is the best I have ever tried and very easy to throw together. I don't think they even need the chocolate and I am a chocolate lover. My cookie picky husband asked me to make them again. Thank You taste home for the great recipe"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"LOVED it, will make it again soon - this time with semisweet or dark chocolate."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Chocolate, almonds, and anise. Perfect combination. I used anise oil rather than extract and didn't have the anise seeds. You don't need the chocolate; but it definitely is a nice addition. I'll will make these again!"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Oh, no, you would have to post this recipe!!   I L♥VE BISCOTTI, Anise and Chocolate!! Wink 


Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Delicious. I didn't have Anise seed on hand so I substituted and used 5 t. anise extract. Worked perfect. The chocolate isn't needed, that is a personal preference. Will definitely make again."

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