Rating: 4.47 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3

A very festive cookie for the holidays.

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Servings:
36
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Blend in eggs and anise extract. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the egg mixture. Finally, stir in the candied fruit. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion into a log about 12 inches long. Place 2 logs per cookie sheet. Press down slightly and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the pans for about 5 minutes. Slice diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place the slices cut side down on the baking sheet and return to the oven for another 16 to 18 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Cool on racks and store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 29.9g; fat 3.6g; cholesterol 37.8mg; sodium 103.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
WOW! I never made biscotti before, but everyone I gave this too loved it, and two even made it themselves after. I made it for a church Christmas bakesale and my husband wouldn't let me take more than 1/2. I like the fact that the pieces aren't huge, just about 4-5 inches long when the logs are sliced horizontally. The only changes I made were from earlier reviews, adding about a cup more flour, using almond instead of anise (didn't have anise), and using entire container of fruit (2 cups). Not only for Christmas around here!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/15/2003
This is the worst biscotti recipe I have ever made. It is way too sweet and there's no flavor to it. Read More
(7)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
WOW! I never made biscotti before, but everyone I gave this too loved it, and two even made it themselves after. I made it for a church Christmas bakesale and my husband wouldn't let me take more than 1/2. I like the fact that the pieces aren't huge, just about 4-5 inches long when the logs are sliced horizontally. The only changes I made were from earlier reviews, adding about a cup more flour, using almond instead of anise (didn't have anise), and using entire container of fruit (2 cups). Not only for Christmas around here!! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
I made these for Christmas this year based on the reviews I read. These Biscotti's were very nice. I made them as the recipe called and also with white chocolate along the bottom. I loved them either way. I brought some to work and they were a big hit with my co-workers also. The dried candy was a bit hard and chewy. Not sure why that happened or if anyone else had this problem. Thanks to others who told that the dough would be very sticky. I was prepared for that and therefore was able to work well with it with a little more flour. I used just enough to be easier to handle and tried to handle it as little as possible as not to dry them out. Thank you for this recipe. I will make these again and again! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
I HAVE USED THIS RECIPE AS MY STANDARD HAVE MADE THIS EVERY OTHER WEEK FOR 2 YEARS IT IS GREAT WITH ALL KINDS OF ADDED STUFF - FIGS APPRICOTS WALNUTS CRANBERRIES ORANGES YOU NAME IT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2002
Very yummy! A subtle anise flavor and very festive with the candied fruit! Super easy to make-dough a little sticky though. Had to heavily flour work surface and hands....worth the effort! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
There is a special place in Heaven for You Because you shared this Recipe with me.Thanks for a great Cookie. Second Batch I added 2 cups tiny pieces of candied fruit Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2004
I love these festive biscotti. Next time I will add a little more candied fruit (maybe about 2 cups). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2003
I am a big fan of biscotti and was delighted to try this recipe. It is perfect for the holidays! It is colorful and very tasty! Great Recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/15/2003
This is the worst biscotti recipe I have ever made. It is way too sweet and there's no flavor to it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2002
The Best alternative to that fruitcake that gets passed around year to year. The kids ate it the in-laws ate it and even the husband asked for more!!! We call it Christmas Biscotti. Read More
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