Anise Biscotti Recipe

The anise biscotti recipe is a classic, using traditional Italian ingredients to create a great flavor!

1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon anise extract
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 eggs
3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon grated lemon or orange peel

Large bowl
Cookie sheet
Sharp serrated knife

Step 1: Lightly grease a cookie sheet; set aside.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 3: In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed.
Step 4: Add sugar, anise extract, and baking powder. Beat until combined.
Step 5: Beat in eggs.
Step 6: Gradually beat in flour until well combined.
Step 7: Stir in lemon or orange peel.
Step 8: Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 10-inch by long roll. Place rolls about 5 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet; flatten each roll to 3 inches wide.
Step 9: Bake for 20-25 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out nearly clean. Transfer to cooling surface for 1 hour.
Step 10: Set oven temperature at 325 degrees F.
Step 11: Transfer rolls to cutting board. Using a sharp serrated knife cut each roll diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices cut side down onto cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
Step 12: Turn slices over and bake for an additional 12 minutes, or until dry. Do not overbake. Transfer slices to rack and cool completely.

Makes 40 pieces.