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Memorable Biscotti Recipe

Memorable Biscotti Recipe

The enticing aroma of anise filled the kitchen and wafted through the house as Mom baked these crisp cookies when I was a girl. Mom always kept a big glass jar filled so we had a supply of these traditional cookies on hand. —Cookie Curci, San Jose, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:15 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon anise extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped almonds


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds.
  • 2. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease the foil. Divide dough in half. On the foil, form each portion into an 11-in. x 3-in. rectangle.
  • 3. Bake at 300° for 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Carefully remove to wire racks; cool for 15 minutes. Increase heat to 325°.
  • 4. Transfer rectangles to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 3/4-in. slices. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 5. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn and bake 10 minutes longer or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 317 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein

Reviews for Memorable Biscotti

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"It is my husbands favorite....and he can't get enough!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"This recipe was sooooo good even my picky husband loved them and asked me to make them again. A real keeper"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Mmmm! MMMmm! Turned out so good. Dangerously good my mom said :)"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Great Biscotti... I added a Tbs. of Aniseed and toasted the almonds.This is so good with coffee."

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"Love this recipe!!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"This Biscotti is really good & easy to make. I always thought it was a huge process to make Biscotti but decided to give it a try when I was in Anchorage at my Sister's house. I have now made it three times & it gets easier each time. Even the four year old loves it. He calles it 'crunchy bars'."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"I have received so many compliments on these biscotti when I have brought them to functions"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"This is a family favorite and a must-have for Christmas. We gave this as a gift to a teacher several years ago, and she's asked for some every year since."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

"Delicious! Tastes just like our grandmother's famous "anise toast"!"

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