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Around Christmas time everybody gets a little bit "cookie crazy", and this year, I definitely went a little bit crazy about biscotti! Biscotti is an Italian cookie that tastes a little bit like anis flavoring, and it goes well with coffee. Whether you're making these cookies to dip in your coffee, as a snack for a picnic, or even just as a snack, I know you will find these cookies delicious!

The ingredients....

- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of melted butter
- 1/4 cup anisette
- 3 tbsp of vanilla
- 2 tbsp of water
- 6 eggs
- 5 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp of baking powder
- 2 cups chopped almonds (optional)

In a bowl, mix the sugar, anisette, butter, and vanilla. Mix the flour with the baking powder, then mix that with the sugar mixture. (Optional) Mix with the nuts. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Shape the dough into flat loaves about 1/2 an inch thick and 2 inches wide. Put these on trays and bake at 375° F for 20 minutes.

Remove them from the oven and slice each loaf into slices about 1/2 an inch thick. Lay these slices back onto the trays and bake them for an additional 15 minutes at 375° F. Let them cool and they are ready to serve!

I was inspired to make these cookies because....

- We needed a snack for our 4th of July party.
- My Italian family often makes these.
- My grandfather was coming to the party and he loves these!

You should make these because...

- They are great Christmas cookies.
- They are good school snacks
- They are delicious and easy to make!

I hope you enjoy making your delicious Italian Biscotti! Enjoy!
what are those? my grandmothermakes those
Seems to be an &quot;anis-flavored&quot; variant of the tuscanian &quot;Cantucci&quot;. <br>By the way, &quot;Biscotti&quot; is just generic Italian for &quot;cookies&quot; :)
I'm italian and I've never seen one of those!

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