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12 - 14 Biscotti
Prep:20, Cook:1:30
Preparation - Easy

These will put you right back into that little piazza!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground anise seed (I leave these whole and add the cardamom)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
  • 1 cup slivered almonds (unsalted) or you can use 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
OO Parchment paper, large cookie sheet, 2 mixing bowls, electric mixer or strong mixing arm and mixing spatula.

  1. PREHEAT the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. LINE a heavy large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. COMBINE the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and mix well.
  4. IN a separate bowl large enough to combine all ingredients, beat the sugar and butter together until well blended using electric mixer or manually.
  5. BEAT in the eggs 1 at a time. Add the flour mixture and beat just until blended. Add the ground anise seed and mix well.
  6. STIR in the slivered almonds or chocolate chips.
  7. SHAPE the dough into a 'log' shape 16-inch-long, 3-inch-wide. Transfer the log to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until light golden, about 30 minutes. Cool 30 minutes.
  8. PLACE the log on the cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut the log on a diagonal into 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange the cookies cut side down on the baking sheet. Bake the cookies until pale golden, about 15 - 20 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack and cool completely.
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