Double Anise Biscotti

Double anise biscotti recipe

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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 24 servings

This Double Anise Biscotti makes a great cookie to give away as holiday gifts to friends, family, and coworkers. It's not too sweet and the anise flavor is subtle enough to go with any flavored tea or coffee.


  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 10 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon anise extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground aniseed
  • 1 cup slivered almond (lightly-toasted and hand-crushed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for double anise biscotti
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  2. Preheat to 350 F.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Line a baking sheet
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  4. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk.

    Mix together
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  5. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

    Add eggs
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  6. Add eggs in one at a time.

    Add egg
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  7. Mix in the anise extract and ground seeds.

    Mix in anise
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  8. Gradually add in flour mixture until well combined.

    Gradually add flour
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  9. Add and hand-stir almonds.

    Add almonds
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  10. Divide dough in half. Shape into logs or any desired shape and place on sheet.

    Divide dough in half
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  11. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes and cool completely, about 25 minutes.

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  12. Slice logs diagonally. Discard parchment and place log slices cut-side down on the baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn and bake for another 8 minutes or until just beginning to color.

    Slice logs
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  13. Serve and enjoy with coffee or tea.


  • This biscotti can be prepared one week ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.