Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Prepare your cookie sheets by greasing them or line them with parchment paper. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the oil, eggs, sugar and anise flavoring and beat until well blended. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients and then stir these into the egg mixture to form a heavy ball of dough. Divide the dough into two pieces.
Form each piece into a roll (a long tube) as long as your cookie sheet. Place the roll onto the prepared cookie sheet and apply a little bit a pressure until it is about 1/2 an inch thick.
Pop these in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. When the color seems right, remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack. When the biscotti are cool enough to handle, slice 'em up! Using a long-bladed knife, slice the cookies into 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. Remove from heat, and voila! A perfect cookie for a snack or for entertaining!
Another one of those oh-so-tasty Italian biscotti recipes that you simply must try are of the chocolate variety. Read on and you won't be disappointed!Servings: