Ciao Bella Biscotti D'Anici
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anise seed, crushed
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Beat butter and sugar until combined. Add sugar, anise seed and baking powder. Beat until combined.
Beat in eggs until combined. Add flour and orange zest.
Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets. Divide dough into 4 equal parts and shape into a log about 12 inches long and 2 inches wide. Place 2 logs per cookie sheet, 4 inches apart.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool logs on cookie sheet on a wire rack for 45 minutes to an hour.
Reduce oven to 325 degrees.
With a serrated knife cut each log diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices. Lay each slice, cut side down, on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes more on each side. Cool on wire rack.
Once cooled you can dip in melted dark chocolate if desired.