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Almond and Anise Biscotti

Have you ever baked something so mouth-wateringly delicious that you realize you should probably NEVER EVER EVER bake it again?

Hear me out.

If you bake it again it means you’ve thrown caution to the wind. You’ve chucked your self-control out the window. You may end up binge-eating that baked good just to get it out of the house.

And it’s worth every bite.

That’s how I feel about this Almond and Anise Biscotti recipe.

In fact, I had to move to a foreign country where one of the ingredients wasn’t readily available just so I wouldn’t be able to bake this biscotti.

That’s not exactly true, but it was an unintended consequence of moving to Ireland.

I actually posted about this Almond and Anise Biscotti almost 5 years ago, so it was time for an update. You know…just to see if it was still tasty. I’m all about quality control!

Plus, I’m back in the U.S. now where I can buy a bag of toffee bits anytime I go to the store, so all bets are off!

Now, let me say the thing a great number of you are thinking about what I will call ‘coffee shop biscotti.’

Normally, you couldn’t pay me to eat that tooth-breaking, hard-as-rock excuse for a treat.

I’ve come to the realization that I’m just not a ‘dunk the biscotti in my coffee’ kind of gal. That just makes floaters in your coffee!

Here’s the other realization I gleaned from baking my own biscotti. You don’t have to bake it to a crisp! That’s right. You have the power to turn off the oven!

If you take this biscotti out of the oven before it becomes fossilized, it is a delightfully addictive, chewy cookie.

But fancier…because it is shaped like biscotti.

For the record, I did not eat all of the Almond and Anise Biscotti pictured in this blog post myself. Cross my heart!

Handy Husband took most of it to his office. He texted me approximately 23 minutes after arriving at work that the biscotti was a big hit.

I furiously messaged back, “Don’t let them eat it all.”

He replied with what felt like a little too much glee, “Too late.”

So that’s it for me, guys. I can’t make this Anise and Almond Biscotti for a good long while because I can’t control myself. And I’m not happy about it.

But you can!

P.S. I don’t know where this recipe originally came from. My aunt gave it to me on a hand-written recipe card. All I know is that she hasn’t given me a bad recipe yet!

If you’d like to bake this recipe, click here for the recipe. 

P.P.S. If that above link gives you trouble you can always find the recipe here where I originally wrote about it many moons ago.


Well, telling you all this has been fun. Would you like to read another post where I bare my soul? No?

That’s okay. I get it. How about one of these instead….

Nightstand Cord Hack (probably my most popular pinned post on Pinterest)

Birdhouse Chapel on a Post (another Pinterest favorite)

Books My Kids are Reading Part 8

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