Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
20 min
45 min

3 to 4 dozen


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and anise flavoring until well blended. Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the egg mixture to form a heavy dough. Divide dough into 2 pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your cookie sheet. Place roll onto the prepared cookie sheet, and press down to 1/2-inch thickness.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack. When the cookies are cool enough to handle, slice each 1 crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side. Cookie slices should be lightly toasted.

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This has become our house biscotti and is a hit with friends and family. I usually add 1 cup raw almonds, 1/2 c mini chocolate chips, and 1/2 c raisins and sub almond extract for anise extract. Agree with advice to chill before forming log -- makes a big difference! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best biscotti recipe I've tried. Dough handles well and end result is very tasty. I was afraid to add a full tablespoon of anise extract, but it wasn't too much. I also added about 3/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped. I like that others have had success with other added ingredients and look forward to try some of their variations. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Change it up with almond and vanilla flavoring, orange zest and some toasted almonds. I always brush the tops with egg whites before baking just like mom. Nice touch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy recipe. I made the first ones with anise and half the batch with orange extract. They were good but needed nuts. This time I made it with hazelnuts and dipped in a melted mixture of choc. chips with a little milk. Pretty good but next time I will do this one with some kind of flavoring added because the only thing missing was a little flavor to the biscuit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I add some almond meal.Very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummmm! This brings back good childhood memories! I was born in the middle east, The Italians and the French occupied Egypt for many years and as a result they had big culinary influence on Egypt. My grandmother made these yummy cookies and I used to go ape over them when I was little! I made mine with Anise seed and added some Vanilla extract. Also I made the dough and left it in fridge to chill over night. It is a lot easier to handle when it is cold. It rolled into a log no problem without the added sticky mess. It's a Keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW....I made two batches of the biscotti's. One with 1 cup of almonds and 1/2 cup of dried cranberries. The other with 1 cup of walnuts and 2 tlbs. of black walnut extract. They came out wonderful. When you go to cut them use a very sharp straight edge knife, long enough to go through the whole biscotti. Happy baking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! So easy to make, and such a basic recipe that you can take it in any direction you want. I used almond extract and dipped the bottoms in chocolate. My family said they were even better than store-bought (which is a major copliment for the first time i made biscotti! definately a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and oh, sooo good! I added some hazelnuts and chocolate chips. For the record, I just placed the tray with the sliced biscotti's in the oven and rating the recipe based on the cut-off ends. Cannot wait for the final product! Definitely making it again and again and again : - item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! I made this two days ago and my parents and siblings ate them all! Another batch is in the oven as I write this! : My dad says these taste like the biscotti you buy at the store, but they are cheaper since you get more for a lower cost. I added vanilla, chocolate chips and walnuts : I highly recommend it! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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