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made these today for hubby (yeah, just a little late for Christmas, I know) I omitted anise seed and pistachios because I had none, but put in raw almonds instead. The texture of the dough is quite unlike any biscotti I've worked with, and I was a little iffy on the fennel seeds...but, when they were done, I was really happy with them. The fennel gives them a lovely flavor, and I would at least double it next time if I didn't have anise. For all the low calories and carbs, I'd say we have a pretty nice cookie here!
I'm so sorry...but...there just isn't enough stars I can give this delicious biscotti...I have never made them...I'm not a cookie lover but I needed something for my Christmas give a ways...I saw this little treat and thought what the hey...give it a shot...I made as posted but found out I didn't have cranberries but craisins and only 3/4 cup so threw in 1/4 cup of raisins...I even had to go buy anise seed...almost picked up the stars...that wouldn't have worked...the seeds were less expensive that's why they went into my basket...DH loves cookies but not a fan of anise...guess who gobble so many up I had to slap his hand away...remember...I wanted these for gift give a ways...what a keeper! Thanks for posting! :)
I've made similar biscotti before, at least with the cranberries, pistachios & anise, but the fennel & apricot added a nice twist, something we enjoyed very much! I'm no coffee lover but usually eat these as the great tasting cookies they are! Still, I've been known to dunk them into a nice hot chocolate now & then! Thanks for a great recipe keeper, Annacia! [Made & reviewed for my tagged partner in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 15]