Anise and Walnut Biscotti

Deneece Gursky


My family loves anise and they love biscotti. This is a biscotti recipe that starts with a mix and it is pretty easy to do. I made anise walnut flavor but you can use a lemon mix and lemon extract with a lemon glaze, or orange mix, orange extract and a chocolate or orange glaze, or maybe a white mix and almond extract, crushed almonds and a chocolate glaze. the possibilities are endless. We love our biscotti with our morning coffee. yum

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1 box yellow cake mix
5 eggs
2 t anise extract (yes 2 tablespoons)
3/4 c oil
1 c chopped walnuts
favorite vanilla frosting with anise extract blended in

Directions Step-By-Step

Pour cake mix in large bowl
Add oil
Add all five eggs
Mix by hand until blended. Add extract and walnuts
Now beat with mixer on high for about 2 minutes
Pour into jelly roll pan sprayed with non stick spray. (Mixture is kind of thick)
Bake in preheated oven at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. (it will be slightly pulling away from edge of pan and a nice golden color)
Remove from oven and allow to cool
Once cool slice with knife vertically and then horizontally into size desired. Turn oven temp up to 350 degrees
Now remove from jelly roll pan gently and place cut side down on UNGREASED cookie sheet, Bake for about 6 to 8 minutes per side. (flip over and bake other side)
Cool slightly and then frost or drizzle with anise icing. Store in tightly sealed container at room temp once biscotti are completely cooled.
Read my notes for other flavor variations on this crisp on the outside and softer in the center flavorful cookie.

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