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Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti

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
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Divide dough in half. On a parchment-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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 145 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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