These cookies resemble biscotti, but are more tender, light & excellent with coffee.

Patti
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until they are light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and beat for about 3 minutes. Stir in the oil and anise extract. Fold in the dry ingredients until well blended. Spread the mixture into a 9x13 inch pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven.

  • When the pan cools slightly, cut the cookie down the middle, lengthwise. Cut each half into 1/2 inch slices. Place slices onto a cookie sheet and return to the oven long enough to brown on each side, like toast. Store in a tightly covered container.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 93 mg cholesterol; 157 mg sodium. 45.4 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
I made these after making 4 other good kinds of cookies. Once my husband tasted these the other cookies got barely touched til these were gone. You do have to grease the pan and may have to adjust baking time just a bit but these were sooooo good. I made a glaze from powdered sugar milk and a few drops of anise extract and drizzled it on with a fork. They were delicious! Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
I made these after making 4 other good kinds of cookies. Once my husband tasted these the other cookies got barely touched til these were gone. You do have to grease the pan and may have to adjust baking time just a bit but these were sooooo good. I made a glaze from powdered sugar milk and a few drops of anise extract and drizzled it on with a fork. They were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
I made these after making 4 other good kinds of cookies. Once my husband tasted these the other cookies got barely touched til these were gone. You do have to grease the pan and may have to adjust baking time just a bit but these were sooooo good. I made a glaze from powdered sugar milk and a few drops of anise extract and drizzled it on with a fork. They were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2004
These are easy and taste great. Be sure to grease the pan. The batter more like a cake than cookie don't let that worry you. Wonderful. I made these also in a lemon version: omit anise; add 1 Tablespoon lemon extract and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
This cookie definitly beats Stella Doro Anise Cookie!! This cookie is crisp on the outside and very soft on the inside. A big hit at my family parties. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
This is very simular to a recipe I made often as a teen over 25 years ago. I loaned the cookbook that wan't returned and have been searching ever since. I am so excited to have this again. It's easy to make and everyone loved it. Have fun and enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2009
Oh yum! These are fantastic. My kids love them my husband was curious about where I got them - he didn't think I could make something this good - actually it looks and tastes elaborate but is so easy to make. Be sure to grease your pan. The cutting and transfer to cookie sheet was easy. To toast them I put the oven rack on a lower shelf then broiled on low for a few minutes. Similar to an anisette toast that I buy. Next time I will add a little more extract. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
These were really easy to make and turned out just great! Just enough anise. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2008
This is definitely a biscotti and not a cookie. It is a good base recipe for a soft sponge biscotti. I made this with brown sugar cinnamon and lemon extract. I would put 2 tsp of extract next time for a more definite lemon taste. I glazed the top added sprinkles for more sweetness and a festive look in the photo. Make a nice big batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
a very easy biscotti with wonderful flavor...will use from now on for my biscotti...might try some orange and lemon zest Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
These were beyond expectations and were not only easy to make they were so delicious. I have been having a hankering for the anisette sponge I used to get many years ago when I lived in New York and these were right on the money if not even better. The flavor and texture were perfect. They look beautiful and I am proud to serve them. Definite keepers. And they didn't even fall apart while slicing like ordinary biscotti. i plan to try them next with some candied fruit and nuts which is my favorite. Thank you so much! Read More
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