Fruity Biscuits

    30 minutes

    These are an awesome biscuit packed with flavours like vanilla, orange, lemon, anise and almond. The large amount of baking powder makes them puff up really well.

    14 people made this

    Serves: 60 

    • 7 eggs
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 3/4 cup (185ml) orange juice
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon lemon essence
    • 1 teaspoon anise essence
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence
    • 7 cups sifted (875g) flour
    • 2 cups (450g) white sugar
    • 5 teaspoons baking powder

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl whisk eggs. Blend in vegetable oil, orange juice, vanilla, lemon, almond and anise flavouring.
    3. Sift the flour with the sugar and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. The dough will probably be sticky. Add additional flour until the dough is no longer sticky and can be rolled.
    4. Pull off a piece of dough about the size of a walnut. Roll it into a rope and shape it into a knot. Place finished knots 5cm apart on an ungreased baking tray.
    5. Bake at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes. Bottoms should slightly brown.
    6. Cool biscuits on a wire rack. If desired add an icing.

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    Yippee! This is the same as my Mother made. She passed away some time ago and I always wanted to make them. I did this year for our Family Christmas. Everyone loved them and wanted the recipe. The first batch was dry and didn't rise so I used 4 Tablespoons of baking powder on the second batch and two teaspoons of anise extract. They turned out perfect. They passed the Italian Family taste test even though I am the worst cook in the family. Thanks  -  27 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My Mother made thes cookies till she passed ! somehow we lost the recipe! I just found it!!! My Italian friends went crazy for them.I added 1 extra anise and only 2 table sp. of bakeing powder perfect!!! thanks Al  -  16 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My family always has this type of cookie at every event -- we call them "Italian Wedding Cookies". People have tried this version and said these were the best they have ever had! I topped them with an icing mixture of powdered sugar, anise extract and milk, and then topped with sprinkles  -  22 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)