Double Anise Biscotti

Double anise biscotti recipe

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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Cool: 25 mins
Total: 100 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Yield: 24 cookies
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
190 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 190
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 65mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.) oblong-shaped, crispy, crunchy cookie that is scrumptious dipped in coffee, espresso, tea, or Vin Santo. Just the thought of eating one of these is mouthwatering. These Double Anise Biscotti can be made easily at home, and you can have them right there on-hand available for you to indulge in this amazing treat anytime. They're not overly sweet, and the anise flavor is subtle. These biscotti are sure to become a favorite in your house. 

A take on the classic traditional Italian biscotti, these cookies have lightly toasted slivered almonds mixed into the dough. Simply shape the biscotti into a log, bake, slice after cooling, and bake the slices of biscotti for a few minutes more. 

This double anise biscotti makes a great cookie to give away as holiday gifts to friends, family, and coworkers. Put them in a gift box for the ultimate edible gift.


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 10 tablespoons (5 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon anise extract

  • 2 teaspoons ground aniseed

  • 1 cup slivered almonds, 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. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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

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

    cream sugar and butter
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  5. Add eggs in one at a time.

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  6. Mix in the anise extract and ground seeds.

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

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

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

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

    Bake biscotti
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  11. 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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  12. Serve and enjoy with coffee or tea.

Recipe Variation

  • Leave the almonds out if you want.
  • Make up a variety of biscotti to have an assortment to put in gift boxes.

How to Store and Freeze

  • This biscotti can be prepared and kept for up to one week. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Biscotti may be kept wrapped in freezer-safe plastic wrap and frozen for up to a month.

What does biscotti mean?

Biscotti is an Italian word that means twice cooked in English.