Anise Walnut Biscotti

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jan 1st
  • Ready In1h 10m
  • Servings60
  • Calories145
This recipe was given to me by my Grandmother Nancy (Saccuzzo). She was a great little Italian Nana. She taught me how to cook and was an inspiration in my life. Enjoy with your favorite red wine or coffee.

Anise Walnut Biscotti Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Anise Walnut Biscotti for 60 servings:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 eggs
  • 7 teaspoons baking powder
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 3 teaspoons anise seed
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten

Anise Walnut Biscotti Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook25m
  • Ready In1h 10m

To cook Anise Walnut Biscotti, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Anise Walnut Biscotti is about 25 minutes , and you can serve your Anise Walnut Biscotti within 1 hour 10 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Anise Walnut Biscotti easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F ( 190 degrees C ).
  2. 2 In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar Gradually add the vanilla and eggs while mixing. Sift together the flour and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture. For plain biscotti, do not add anything else (see Cook's Note). Stir in the anise extract and anise seed. Add walnuts if desired.
  3. 3 Wet or grease your hands and shape dough out into 4 logs as long as your baking sheet will allow. Pat each one to about 3/4 inch in height, and 3 inches wide. Brush with beaten egg yolks.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Slice logs at an angle, cutting pieces into 1/2 to 3/4-inch wide cookies. Place slices back onto the cookie sheet, standing upright, if possible; leave a gap between the slices. Return to the oven and bake until cookies are dry and lightly toasted, about 10 minutes more.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • For plain biscotti, omit all of the flavorings. For walnut cookies, omit the anise seed and extract.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 145 calories; 5.3 grams of fat; 21.6 grams of carbohydrates; 3 grams of protein; 40 milligrams of cholesterol; 89 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 7th 2011

    DELICIOUS! KEY NOTE: dough is very sticky so I allow for a bowl w/1 or 1.25 cups add'tl flour on the side for my hands when working the dough. They still turned out wonderfully. I gave it 5 ...

  2. Jan 4th 2010

    This recipe is AMAZING! I made some minor changes, 1c. whole wheat flour, omitted anise flavoring and seed, 1 tsp orange extract, 2 tsp orange zest and 1 1/2c. walnuts. I wanted to use dates ...

  3. Feb 9th 2008

    Delicious recipe! Just make sure the logs are not too thick or they not cook in the middle.

  4. Jan 11th 2007

    Wow, this is the best recipe for biscotti that I have ever used. It makes a lot and it is a good thing because they dissapeared so fast. I made it a few times each time adding something di ...

  5. Feb 2nd 2006

    This recipe did not work well for me. First, I don't think I rolled out the rolls of dough enough, so the biscotti were moist in the middle. Although it is very tasty, I will reduce the su ...

  6. Nov 25th 2001

    I wanted to make the perfect Biscotti recipe for Christmas gifts this year. I printed out 15 different ones from this site and tried them all. This recipe was the winner "hands down" with ...

  7. Sep 3rd 2001

    If you're a fan of biscotti, you'll enjoy these. Just the right sweetness and very fragrant. And, of course, great with coffee or tea.

  8. Jul 18th 2001

    These came out great. Light and airy and very crispy. Cooked them a little longer the second time, very delicious.

  9. Jul 5th 2000

    This cookie recipe is FANTASTIC!! Very easy to make (my 9yr.old helped me). On my very first try they turned out perfect.(I omitted the walnuts,preferring only the anise). My Husband is impr ...