Aunt Dunette’s Italian Anise Biscotte

This recipe from my Italian great great Aunt has been prepared by my mother and my grandmother and now by me! Great with coffee, keeps well, very delicious!


4 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons anise seed
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Beat eggs, sugar, and oil. Mix in flour, baking powder, vanilla, and anise. Spread in greased metal ice cube trays or loaf pans. If using loaf pans, only fill 1/3 full. This recipe makes about 3 trays or pans worth.
  2. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and cut in slices crosswise. Place slices on baking sheet and brown under broiler, then flip slices and brown on other side. Watch the cookies carefully, it is easy to burn them in this step. Normally the best idea is to broil with oven door open a crack and watch as they go.


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