About this recipe:This is a simple, no frills biscotti. My friend at work gave this recipe to me. It's quick, easy and one of my favourite Italian cookie recipes.
Makes: 42 pieces
1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
1 cup (225g) caster sugar
3 1/4 cups (400g) plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon (15ml) anise extract, or 3 drops anise oil
Directions Prep:20min › Cook:40min › Ready in:1hr
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C (375 degrees F). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and anise flavoring until well blended. Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the egg mixture to form a heavy dough. Divide dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your cookie sheet. Place roll onto the prepared cookie sheet, and press down to 1 cm (1/2 inch) thickness.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack. When The cookies are cool enough to handle, slice each one crosswise into 1cm (1/2 inch) slices. Place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side. Slices should be lightly toasted.