Anise Biscotti

Anise Biscotti

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1992

Lemon zest enlivens the anise biscotti.

Ingredients 48 servings

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon anise seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


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  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Shape the dough into two 14-by-1½-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°F.
  4. Cut the logs diagonally into ½-inch-thick slices. Stand the slices upright on the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Let cool before storing.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 biscotti
  • Per serving: 38 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 8 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 12 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 5 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 42 mg sodium; 13 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 3

November 22, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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!
September 01, 2011
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By: cheryl
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.
January 18, 2010
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By: Kendra Mathis
Excellent!!! Easy to make very tasty. I left out the Anise and upped the lemon zest to make mine super lemony : )
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