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Memorable Biscotti Recipe

Memorable Biscotti Recipe

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 YIELD:15 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake at 300° for 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Carefully remove to wire racks; cool for 15 minutes. Increase heat to 325°.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional 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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robertahammond User ID: 972233 219626
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

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

BajaBarbi User ID: 6373907 77019
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1933498 20356
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

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

dozer77 User ID: 5241414 23729
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

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

bakemehappy User ID: 3865481 48695
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"Love this recipe!!!!"

realdrmom User ID: 1007521 48694
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5500911 48668
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

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

cray68 User ID: 5393939 77016
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"This is a family favorite and a must-have for Christmas. We gave this as a gift to a teacher several years ago, and she's asked for some every year since."

JillAndLea User ID: 1675407 19837
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

"Delicious! Tastes just like our grandmother's famous "anise toast"!"

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