Lemon Anise Biscotti
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 2 teaspoons aniseed, crushed
- In a small bowl, beat eggs and sugar for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add oil and extracts; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; beat into egg mixture. Beat in lemon zest and aniseed.
- Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, shape each portion into a 12x2-in. rectangle. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment. Flatten to 1/2-in. thickness.
- Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden and tops begin to crack. Carefully remove to wire racks; cool for 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a cutting board; cut with a serrated knife into scant 3/4-in. slices. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn and bake 5-7 minutes longer or until firm and golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 66 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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Jul 26, 2016
I recommend soaking your hands with water to make the dough easier to handle, as it is very sticky. For half of them, I sliced the biscotti a little thinner and diagonal rather than crosswise as shown in the picture, for a slightly longer cookie; I prefer this and it may even help make the biscotti harder and crunchier, as they're supposed to be.These are by NO means a bland cookie - they are packed with intense lemon and anise flavor that could knock the socks off your typical store-bought biscotti! Great recipe, and lovely with a cup of tea in the morning.