A few years back my daughter-in-law and a few of her friends wanted to learn how to make biscotti.  I gave everyone different recipes so they could collect all of the ingredients, make the dough and we would bake them all at my home.  A lot of fun and a lot of different flavors.  This is a cookie you can do anything with.  The following recipe is the traditional one and I will provide more of the ones we liked in the future.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup aniseed
  • 1/4 cup anisette
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • 5-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder

Mix sugar, nuts, butter, aniseed, anisette, water and vanilla.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  Combine flour and baking powder and stir into mixture.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and  spray baking sheets with a cooking spray.  Divide dough into 5 pieces and shape each into long loaf 1/2-inch high and 2 inches wide, spacing 4 inches apart.  Bake until firm to touch, about 20 minutes.  Let cool for 30 minutes and maintain oven temperature at 375 degrees/

Cut loaves diagonally into 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick slices.  Arrange slices cut side down on baking sheets.  Bake until light brown, about 7 minutes on each side.

Makes about 6 dozen

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