Great Nonna Janina's Biscotti ___

Great Nonna Janina's Biscotti


For the Biscotti:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups plus 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • few drops anise oil
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


(1 cup sugar 1 cup oil ) Mix together until well blended.

Add 3 eggs and a few drops of Anise oil  to sugar and oil, mix until well blended

Add 3 cups plus 3 TBS flour and 1 tsp of baking powder.  Sift together, add to sugar, oil and egg mixture, mix until soft dough forms

Add a pinch of salt and  1 cup walnuts or almonds.

After mixing, chill dough overnight or at least 4 to 5 hours.

Dough will be on the soft side. Form into 3 logs, 3" wide x 10" long, placing on parchment covered cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Let cool slightly, then slice diagonally into pieces 3/4" wide.

Lay biscotti on their side and bake for an additional 10 minutes on one side, turn over then bake the other side, toasting to a light golden brown.