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Memorable Biscotti

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
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large 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


  • 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.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and grease the foil. Divide dough in half. On the foil, form each portion into an 11x3-in. rectangle.
  • Bake at 300° for 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Carefully remove to wire racks; cool for 15 minutes. Increase heat to 325°.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 317 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • lweuve
    Jul 6, 2019

    Delicious and relatively easy to make. The anise extract makes it!

  • mrscessna
    Jan 28, 2019

    It was my first try at biscotti. I didn't have anise extract on hand so I substituted with almond extract. they turned out very tasty.

  • gerry
    May 18, 2018

    These cookies are truly memorable in taste! My problem was with them breaking . Can anyone help with this?

  • robertahammond
    Feb 3, 2015

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

  • BajaBarbi
    Dec 26, 2011

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

  • Kayla Sue
    Dec 12, 2011

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

  • dozer77
    Oct 19, 2011

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

  • bakemehappy
    Aug 16, 2011

    Love this recipe!!!!

  • realdrmom
    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'.

  • sandiware
    Jan 14, 2011

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