Lemon zest enlivens the anise biscotti. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1992

Marie Piraino


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Combine flour, sugar, anise seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together eggs, egg whites, lemon zest and lemon juice in a small bowl and add to the dry ingredients; mix well.

  • Shape the dough into two 14-by-1 1/2-inch logs on a floured surface. Set the logs on the prepared baking sheet and bake until firm to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the logs to a rack to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

  • Cut the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Stand the slices upright on the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Let cool before storing.

Nutrition Facts

38 calories; 0.3 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 42 mg sodium. 13 mg potassium; 8.1 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 0.9 g protein; 12 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mcg folate; 5 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium;

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  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 1 stars
Terrible! There must be something wrong with the recipe. I followed it perfectly I ended up with a watery dough that was impissible to keep in place let alone shape into a log I even added more flour and nothing. I ended up putting it in the oven as it was and ended up with 2 anise flavored flat cookies. Threw the whole thing away half through baking and went to Food Network to find another recipe Cons: Everything! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent!!! Easy to make very tasty. I left out the Anise and upped the lemon zest to make mine super lemony: ) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Aromatic Satisfying and Delicious. I was nervous when the dough was so wet and spreading. I thought I left out an ingredient. Once baked the biscotti was perfect. Pros: Fairly easy to make. Cons: Dough was very wet. Read More