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ciao bella biscotti d'anici

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello
Benton, PA

These biscotti are the real deal. The classic and traditional taste of anise. Not too sweet and just right. And just like the name decribes, twice baked. They can be dipped in dark chocolate after cooling for a richer flavor. I prefer a "naked" biscotti in it's true form. A batch of these for a gift, and your friends will love you! They make a beautiful presentation. Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 4 dozen
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 40 Min

Ingredients For ciao bella biscotti d'anici

  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    anise seed, crushed
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 lg
  • 3 1/4 c
  • zest of one large orange

How To Make ciao bella biscotti d'anici

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2
    Beat butter and sugar until combined. Add sugar, anise seed and baking powder. Beat until combined.
  • 3
    Beat in eggs until combined. Add flour and orange zest.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    Reduce oven to 325 degrees.
  • 7
    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.
  • 8
    Bake for 10 minutes more on each side. Cool on wire rack.
  • 9
    Once cooled you can dip in melted dark chocolate if desired.

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