Biscotti di Mandorle

Almond Anise Cookies

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    3 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

It is an old Italian tradition to eat these cookies with a glass of dessert wine. Every night when I drive home after work, take a biscotto with me (but not the wine!). I don’t really mind the crumbs in the car; it is my driving home tradition!


  • ½ pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large


Preheat the oven to 325°F. Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until blended.

Cut the dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a log about