Sesame Seed Cookies - Biscotti Regina

The good old Sesame Seed Cookies - Biscotti Regina - Regina Cookies as made by my Grandma Romana.  Your cookie jar should never be without these.

Sesame Seed Cookies - Biscotti Regina


For 6 Dozen(s)

For the Cookies:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup Crisco or any other vegetable shortening
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • milk
  • raw sesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven at 375F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the eggs, sugar, Crisco, baking powder and the anise extract.  Mix everything real well.
  3. Add the flour and mix well.
  4. Take a piece of dough, roll it to about 1/2 thick and cut it every 2".
  5. Take each piece, wet it in milk and then roll it in the sesame seed.
  6. Place all the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.




Tuesday, 03 January 2023
The recipe is awesome as is, but I made a couple of changes on my own. In addition to the 2 teaspoon...
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- 1Steve
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
The best recipe for these cookies. My husband makes them sometimes monthly. People request them al...
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- Roseann1
Saturday, 07 December 2019
This was the worse cookie recipe i have ever tried. The dough was too loose to roll and cut. So i ...
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- a2ndcc
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Just made ( and ate some) them. Just as good as I remembered, but how long will they keep in a glas...
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- MaggieNate
Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Just like I remember! Grazie!! - mgemail
Friday, 10 May 2019
Easy to make and delicious to eat!! - Mamamia422
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
I'm going to try this recipe. My Sicilian gma, who passed away when I was 5, always had a plate of t...
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- Tnitemare
Monday, 03 December 2018
This recipe was awesome. I added some orange zest, about 1/2 teaspoon, and only 1 tsp. Of the anise....
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- Re1946
Friday, 23 November 2018
Made these and everyone loved them had 2 problems, the first being that the sesame seeds got very me...
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- hugo boss
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