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Lemon Anise Biscotti Recipe

Lemon Anise Biscotti Recipe

“With the growing popularity of gourmet coffees, cappuccino and espresso,” Carrie Sherrill notes in Forestville, Wisconsin, “I’m finding lots of people enjoy these classic Italian dipping cookies.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 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 peel
  • 2 teaspoons aniseed, crushed


  • 1. In a small mixing 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. Stir in lemon peel and aniseed.
  • 2. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, shape each portion into a 12-in. x 2-in. rectangle. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 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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Reviewed 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."

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