This classic holiday cookie deserves a spot in the 7 popular Italian desserts you have to try. Biscotti is more than just a Christmas cookie. This dessert is made of flour, baking powder, vegetable oil, anise oil, eggs, and sugar. This cookie is baked first until golden brown and then sliced in 1/2 inch thick slices and then baked again until lightly toasted.
This cookie is crispy on the edges and soft and chewy in the middle. It is perfect when dipped into a Nutella and best paired with your morning coffee or chocolate.
How to make Biscotti
1 cup white sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon anise extract, or 3 drops anise oil
3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Grease two cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Sugar, oil, eggs, and anise extract are mixed together in a medium bowl until well-blended.
Flour and baking powder are mixed together in a separate bowl; they are combined with the egg mixture to form a heavy dough.
Divide dough into two equal pieces. Form each piece into a log the length of a cookie sheet. Place one log on each of the prepared sheets; and press dough down to 1/2-inch thickness.
Bake logs until golden brown in the preheated oven, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer logs to wire racks; let sit until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes.
Slice each log crosswise into about eighteen 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place slices cut-sides up back on the cookie sheets.
Bake until lightly toasted and golden brown, 6 to 10 minutes per side.