Chocolate Anise Cookies Biscotti

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This has a mild anise flavor and is not as hard as some biscotti. Recipe from the foodnetwork and Giada De Laurentiis.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl to blend.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter in a large bowl to blend. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Add the flour mixture and beat just until blended. Add the ground anise seed and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Form the dough into a 16-inch-long, 3-inch-wide log. Transfer the log to the prepared baking sheet.(I spooned the dough directly on the parchment lined cookie sheet in a log shape and gently shaped it with my fingers).
  6. Bake until light golden, about 30 minutes. Cool 30 minutes.
  7. Place the log on the cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut the log on a diagonal into 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange the cookies cut side down on the baking sheet. Bake the cookies until pale golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack and cool completely.


Most Helpful

ZWT4: These biscotti were awesome!! I love the chocolate and anise flavors together!!

Mom2Rose June 22, 2008

Out-Standing! I needed to make this a bit more diabetic friendly so the sugar became Splenda, the eggs-Eggbeaters and 1/2, 1/4 cup of margarine and 1/4 cup of applesauce for the fat and a cup of mini chocolate chips. I didn't have ground anise seed so I used the whole seeds. These are devine, chocolate and anise bits YUM. Thank you Cookie, thank you!

Annacia April 24, 2007

Very nice biscotti, especially for us chocoholics, at least! I'm a big fan of this kind of cookie, especially when they aren't bone-dry & hard, since I don't dunk them, I just eat them!!! Like most biscotti they take a little time, but they're well worth the effort! Thanks for the recipe!

Sydney Mike April 22, 2007

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