Aunt Dunette's Italian Anise Biscotti

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Demandy

This recipe from my Italian great great Aunt has been prepared by my mother and my grandmother and now by me! Great with coffee, keeps well, very delicious!

Top Review by Laura L.

This recipe is the real deal! I was searching for one that my husband's uncle had given me years ago & I couldn't find it. Unfortunately, Uncle passed away last year so I couldn't ask him...but this one is pretty much the same thing, same method, etc. Instead of anise seed, I used anise extract (about 2 tsp.) but otherwise, I followed the recipe as written. Very good...recommended!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat eggs, sugar, and oil. Mix in flour, baking powder, vanilla, and anise. Spread in greased metal ice cube trays or loaf pans. If using loaf pans, only fill 1/3 full. This recipe makes about 3 trays or pans worth.
  2. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and cut in slices crosswise. Place slices on baking sheet and brown under broiler, then flip slices and brown on other side. Watch the cookies carefully, it is easy to burn them in this step. Normally the best idea is to broil with oven door open a crack and watch as they go.

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