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Aniseed Biscotti

My husband, Joe, is Italian, and his mother was a great cook. She made wonderful biscotti, which are popular Italian dipping cookies. She never used a recipe, but I asked her to write it down for me and I was delighted when she did.—Elizabeth Sparano, Marion, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons aniseed
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds and aniseed.
  • Divide dough into thirds; shape into three 10-in. x 3-in. rectangles on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 3/4-in. slices. Place slices cut side down on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 325° for 12-16 minutes or until firm and golden brown, turning once. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over biscotti. Let stand until chocolate is set. Refrigerate in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 180 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • dozer77
    Feb 20, 2017

    Love these..I substitute 1tsp. of the vanilla for 1tsp. of Anise flavoring because we just love the flavor.Taste good with or without nuts.Good for dunking into coffee in the morning.

  • Suzlgardner
    Jan 14, 2013

    No comment left

  • yekcirt
    Dec 4, 2010

    this is my favorite biscotti recipe the person who came up with this recipe is a true genius thank you :)

  • RBBY26
    Apr 28, 2010

    TRY DIFFERENT KINDS OF NUTS AND YOU CAN PAINT THE BOTTOM WITH CHOCOLATE TOO PERFECT WITH COFFEE OR TEA

  • nanamynana
    Sep 29, 2009

    I am italian and these are one of the best that I ever made . Sometimes I use walnuts instead of almonds . My family , especially my husband love them !