Rating: 2.78 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 3

These crunchy Italian cookies are delicious dipped in strong coffee or dessert wine.

Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1994

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Makes 3 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a small pan over medium-low heat, toast fennel seeds, swirling the pan; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, extracts, and zest, and beat on medium speed until creamy and light, 2 to 3 minutes.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add to butter mixture. Mix on low speed until just incorporated. Remove dough to a clean surface; divide into quarters. Form into 9-by-1-inch logs, place on an ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart, and bake until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Remove from oven, and cool slightly. Reduce oven temperature to 275 degrees. Using a serrated knife, cut logs on the diagonal into 1/2-inch thick slices. Arrange biscotti on their sides on a baking sheet. Return to oven, and bake until golden, about 30 minutes. Turn biscotti over, and bake for 30 minutes more.

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Reviews (2)

36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2017
This is an absolute excellent recipe. I have been making this for years. Love the figs and nut mixture. I use pecans. I also switch out the figs for dried cherries and orange zest. This is a great recipe for all types of dried or candied fruit and nuts, or you may omit the nuts all together.
Rating: Unrated
03/30/2009
this is a delicious recipe. it combines both figs and pistachios (you can sample fig-only biscotti at starbucks). 2 things worth noting: (a) step 2 requires you to shape the dough into four 9X1" logs. this will produce miniature biscotti. if you prefer a bigger biscotti size, you may wanna divide the dough into 2 logs instead, or even shape it into 1 single log. (b) surprisingly, this recipe requires you to bake the cookies 3 times, for about 30 min. each because figs cook very slowly.