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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    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.
    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!
    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.
    I add some almond meal.Very good
    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!
    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.
    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!
    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 : -
    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!
    One of the best biscotti recipes! So easy; so good!
    Wow, great biscotti recipe! I can see how a restaurant could get by using this base. For my version I added 1 T anise seeds, 1 C chopped hazelnuts, 1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips, and the zest of 1 jumbo navel orange. They came out fantastic! This is some of the stickiest dough I've ever created, so I agree with the comments to basically flour everything the dough is going to touch, including your hands. I used a silicone baking mat in the oven, and the cookies came up easily without crumbling.
    I have been looking for a recipe that tasted just like my Italian Grandma's and I have found it! My dad is the perfect judge. He said "Don't change a thing, just like my mom's. Grandma would be proud of you." This is one of the easiest recipes for biscotti I have tried. They come out wonderful.
    Used vanilla extract and lemoncello liquor for liquid. Added fresh lemon zest, finely chopped fresh rosemary and dried cranberries. 
    Husband liked them better than any sweet combination biscotti I've ever made. Over the top good. Savory and sweet.
    I have made these biscottis countless of times, and has been my go-to recipe. Easy to make it your own and be creative. They are wonderful dipped in a hot drink in the morning. 
    I love to make ones that are vanilla on top and coffee on bottom and dip the bottoms with melted semi-sweet chocolate or white chocolate. I also refrigerate the dough for at least 30-45 minutes before baking to make it more easy to shape and the dough doesn't break that much when I slice them after the first bake.
    This was simple and delicious! I had never made biscotti before and this was as good as what you get at an Italian bakery. I added some vanilla and almond extract instead of anise and used whole roasted almonds and pistachios for some added texture and flavor. These are great with a cup of coffee or a glass of red wine.
    WOW !!! These are great and easy to make. The only thing I did differently was instead of anise I used vanilla ( I dont like anise Then I dipped them in chocolate. YUM !!! Next time I'm going to try raisins and cinnamon.
    Tasty and easy, the biscotti will be a nice addition to my holiday cookie recipes. Oh, and what fun I will have adding ingredients and decorating the biscotti. Thank you.
    I love this recipe. Everytime I make it, I get rave reviews. Great basic recipe that you can make your own with what ever you like to add. I'm making it today with chopped almonds and dried cherries. I'm sure it will rock.
    This is the best and easiest recipe! The biscotti,exactly like my Nonna's. I added chopped hazelnuts; yummy. Once in a pinch, I subsituted light olive oil for vegetable oil and everyone said they were delicious! I love you Rocco! Zia1021
    I made these for my boyfriends mother over the weekend as her birthday gift. Her card read and I quote "the best I've had in the US or Italy". She was over the moon, this is THE perfect biscotti.
    They truned out perfectly! I added vanilla and chocolate chips wth a chocolate drizzle. Delicious!
    This was a nice light, crunchy biscotti. I dipped them in semi sweet chocolate for a finishing touch. My only negative comment is that 1/2 of the cookies broke when I was slicing them. With this in mind, I don't think I would make them as a gift. But for regular eating, they were very tasty.
    Great basic recipe, so flexible! You can substitute almost anything! I used almond extract, blueberries and chopped almonds instead of anise and they came out perfect. This is my "go to" recipe for biscotti!
    Perfect every time. I use nuts and stripe with tempered chocolate.
    A good basic recipe with lots of room to make them your own way. I substituted vanilla extract for all of the anise and added mini chocolate chips. I refrigerated the dough for about 45 minutes to make the dough easier to handle. Plan on dipping ends in chocolate.
    My first time making biscotti. I needed 2 dozens for a cookie exchange. They came out great ! Next time I'll add almonds extract instead of anise and also chopped almonds to the mix.
    Excellent recipe! Not a big fan of anise, so I did half a tablespoon of anise and half a tablespoon of almond. Also added slivered almonds to the dough and dipped the biscotti in melted chocolate and peanut butter. Was a big hit with my family, boyfriend, and co-workers! Will be making double batches again this week.
    this recipe was a great base. I added almond extract instead of anise and chopped almonds along with substituting 3/4 cup of flour with almond meal... this was one of the best cookies ever. dip the ends in chocolate yum! 
    I have made these cookies they are fast, easy and delicious.. I dip the end in chocolate, they are a big hit with my family, they will definately be my all time #1 cookie.
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