This is the easiest and best tasting Biscotti recipe I have ever made! Received from a co-worker back in 1993, this will make your house smell WONDERFUL!

Nancy

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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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 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, oil, eggs, anise seeds, almonds, and anise extract. Mix well after each addition. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Cut down the middle of the pan, then cut each half into 1/2 inch slices. Place slices on their side onto the jellyroll pan and return to the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until toasted. Cool and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 39.4g 13% DV; fat 25g 39% DV; cholesterol 78.4mg 26% DV; sodium 312.8mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2003
My Italian relatives didn't realize I'd taken a shortcut in making these. I made 8 batches at Christmas and everyone raved and asked for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2003
the cookies turned out nothing like any biscotti cookie I've had in the past - too cake like Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2003
My Italian relatives didn't realize I'd taken a shortcut in making these. I made 8 batches at Christmas and everyone raved and asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2004
I got mixed reviews when I took this to work. I enjoyed it and it went great with mocha. Although the recipe called for 6 tbsp I only put in about 3 tsp of anise extract. Also I didn't have anise so I used cumin seed instead. It still came out great and had a very distinctive flavor. I will make it again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2007
I made this last night it smelled the whole house of anise it was wonderful. It is nothing like the biscotti I made before it's too cake like the flavor is good I only used 2 tablespoons of the extract and only half the anise seeds. I would cook it again only if I could figure out how to make it more consitency of a true biscotti. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2003
the cookies turned out nothing like any biscotti cookie I've had in the past - too cake like Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2003
I experimented with these and my husband took them to work and he said they were gone in less than an hour! I used anisette liquor and half the almonds. I also made the initial cut in thirds and made more pieces. They were great!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2001
Nancy can you say what brand of cake mix did you use....I am anxious to try this... as I make always from scratch.... When I can find something new and easy to share with others I'm always happy....thanks Barbzeee Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
I liked it. Not hard like a biscotti more like ansiette toast. VERY tasty. I added 1/2 a bag of crasins. Will definatly made again. Can't wait to have it with coffee in the am Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2010
YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2011
VERY VERY tasty but =delicate to cut to reposition on the baking sheet for the second bake. Worth the trouble though. Read More
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