Tra Vigne Unscotti Courtesy of Michael Chiarello

“I have not made these yet, but how can you go wrong...I love biscotti and anise I can't wait to try these! ***UPDATE*** This is one great cookie!!”
3hrs 35mins
40 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a kitchen aid fitted with paddle attachment, cream together the butter and crystal sugar until light and fluffy. Add brown sugar while mixing.
  3. Add the eggs, four mixture and anise seeds. Beat on low just until the dough begins to come together.
  4. Add the almonds and mix just until distributed.
  5. Do not overwork.
  6. On a floured board, shape the dough into a log, flatten, put on a baking sheet and chill for 2 hours to allow the dough to relax.
  7. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions on a lightly foured work surface.
  9. Using your hands, roll each portion into a log about 3 inches in diameter.
  10. Top generously with crystal sugar.
  11. Place the logs pm the prepared baking sheet and press down lightly to flatten slightly. Logs should be several inches apart.
  12. Bake until firm and light brown, about 1 hour or more.
  13. When poked with a finger, the dough should feel firm to the touch and not collapse or cave inches
  14. Remove from the oven.
  15. Let the logs cool completely.

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