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

How to Make Anise and Walnut Biscotti


  • 1Pour cake mix in large bowl
  • 2Add oil
  • 3Add all five eggs
  • 4Mix by hand until blended. Add extract and walnuts
  • 5Now beat with mixer on high for about 2 minutes
  • 6Pour into jelly roll pan sprayed with non stick spray. (Mixture is kind of thick)
  • 7Bake 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)
  • 8Remove from oven and allow to cool
  • 9Once cool slice with knife vertically and then horizontally into size desired. Turn oven temp up to 350 degrees
  • 10Now 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)
  • 11Cool slightly and then frost or drizzle with anise icing. Store in tightly sealed container at room temp once biscotti are completely cooled.
  • 12Read my notes for other flavor variations on this crisp on the outside and softer in the center flavorful cookie.

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