Christmas Biscotti


2  eggs
2  egg whites
1  teaspoon anise extract
1  cup sugar
2  cups  all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon baking soda
1/4  teaspoon salt
3/4  c  Almonds, chopped


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Oil a large baking sheet.
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine the eggs, egg whites and anise.

 Mix and add sugar, flour, soda, and salt; beat until a dough forms. Stir in the nuts.  At this point, I added a few shakes of Anise Seed also.

Turn the sticky dough onto a lightly floured board. With clean floured hands and with the aid of a spatula or pastry scraper, knead the dough several times. Divide the dough in half. With floured hands, form the dough into two logs, about 15 inches long and 2 inches wide. Place the logs on the baking sheet, 3 inches apart. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove and cool for 10 minutes.

Reduce the heat to 275 degrees.  On a cutting board, cut the logs diagonally into 3/4 inch-thick slices. Arrange the slices on the baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn and bake for another 10 to 12 minutes.


Recipe says to turn the heat off, and leave the biscotti to crisp in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.  I found this makes it extra hard and crispy; if you're hoping for less crisp, you can skip this step.


Pain to Purpose said…
so glad you posted this. I like it hard as a hard that you can't actually eat it without dipping it into your coffee or tea. When it comes out too soft and you try to dip it, then you've got to go fishing...
Oh Yum!! This looks so good. I buy Biscotti every so often. Looks like I will have to try to make it one of these days!! :)
Greetings Saleslady! I was on the hut for an Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Roll recipe and thought I would pop into peek at my blog. I'm attending the Country Memories Christian Writer's conference tonight and tomorrow and my hubby wanted me to get the ingredients for the recipe ...I can't find!!! Ho hum!! I wish you the best ever day. Keep baking!! :)