Anise Recipes

From biscotti to sausage, browse trusted recipes flavored with anise.

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Biscotti

Rating: 4.5 stars 1119
This is a simple, no frills biscotti. My friend at work gave this recipe to me. It's quick, easy and one of my favorite Italian cookie recipes.
By JANDEE

Anise Seed Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This is one of my favorite roll recipes. Everyone gets excited when I tell them I'm making these for Thanksgiving. They are sweet and have just the slightest hint of anise. They're definitely worth the work, and I hope you love these as much as my family does!

Italian Style Sausage

Rating: 4.5 stars 155
I like to add Italian sausage as a topping on my homemade pizza. Came up with this blend after much experimentation. I fry it all and freeze in portions for use as pizza topping. It's ground pork with all fixings to make a simple sausage you can prepare at home.
By Allrecipes Member

Pan de Muertos (Mexican Bread of the Dead)

Rating: 4.5 stars 155
This is a version of the bread that is made for the November 2 celebration known as the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. You can also mold the bread into different shapes like angels and animals.
By Althea

What Is Anise and How Do I Use It?

What it tastes like, how to pronounce it, how to substitute for it, and everything in between — here's what you need to know about the famously licorice-flavored spice.
By David McCann

Oysters Rockefeller

Rating: 4 stars 32
A traditional recipe for oysters Rockefeller.
By Allrecipes Member

Anise Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
A dark, slightly sticky, sweet bread. You MUST like the anise flavor to like this bread.

Biscotti

Rating: 4.5 stars 1110
Light and crunchy anise-flavored cookies perfect for dipping in coffee.
By JANDEE

Hot Italian Sausage

Rating: 4.5 stars 114
An Italian friend of mine had an Italian restaurant and used this recipe for over 30 years. When he retired, he graciously consented to passing it on to me. I will share it with you. It is excellent as meatballs, in spaghetti sauce, hamburger patties, or on pizza. This Recipe was prized by him and revered by many. We are lucky to have gotten this Recipe.
By Allrecipes Member

Italian Cookies with Anise

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Every family reunion since I can remember my great Aunt Nin brings anise-flavored Italian cookies that everybody loves. I figured out her exact recipe by trial and error but don't tell her! Sprinkle with nonpareils or sprinkles when icing is still wet, but hurry, they dry fast!

Pan de Muertos (Mexican Bread of the Dead)

Rating: 4.5 stars 156
This is a version of the bread that is made for the November 2 celebration known as the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. You can also mold the bread into different shapes like angels and animals.
By Allrecipes Member

Italian Anisette Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 170
Old Italian recipe.
By Allrecipes Member
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Inspiration and Ideas

Italian Biscotti
Rating: Unrated 218
A traditional biscotti recipe. Great for dunking in coffee or tea.
Aunt Anne's Sesame Cookies
Rating: Unrated 151
After trying my hand at countless sesame cookie recipes, my Italian girlfriend shared her Aunt Anne's recipe and I knew my search had ended! Basically an anise flavored butter cookie covered in sesame seeds. The smell when removing them from the oven is wonderful!
Pizzelles II
Rating: 4.5 stars 202

An thin traditional anise flavored Italian cookie made with a pizzelle iron.