2 dozen

A traditional flavor for biscotti, anise tastes like sweet licorice. You can find anise seeds at gourmet grocery stores or order from Spices, Etc. Call 1-800-827-6373 to receive a free catalog or place an order. A 1.4-ounce container costs $1.60 plus shipping and handling. Anise flavoring is available in the spice section of your supermarket.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat eggs at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add sugar, beating 5 minutes or until thickened.

Step 2

Add anise seeds and liqueur, mixing until blended. Stir flour into mixture. Pour batter into 2 (8- x 4-inch) greased loafpans.

Step 3

Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 4

Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Step 5

Cut each loaf diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices with a serrated knife using a gentle sawing motion. Place slices on lightly greased baking sheets.

Step 6

Bake at 350° for 8 minutes; turn cookies over, and bake 8 additional minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

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