Italian Anise Toast

Italian Anise Toast


"Anise cookie cooked in a loaf then sliced and toasted."
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servings 70 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 70 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour on3 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  2. Beat the eggs and sugar thoroughly add the anise seed then mix in the flour. Scrape dough into the prepared pan (pan will only be about 1/2 full).
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees) for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pan and slice into 16 slices about 1/2 inch thick each. Place sliced cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes until bottom is browned, turn and bake for another 5 minutes until the other side is browned. Enjoy!


  1. 27 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I have used this recipe for years and it is one of our very favorites. Don't forget to crush the anise seed for lots more flavor.

Most helpful critical review

I made these and sorry to say, will never make again! They were hard as a rock, I will go back to my other recipe, sorry!

I have used this recipe for years and it is one of our very favorites. Don't forget to crush the anise seed for lots more flavor.

Great and easy recipe. It was everyones favorite at Christmas. The only thing I did differently was add 1 tsp. anise extract because we like a little more of the anise flavor. Besides that it...

Simple, easy and tasty! I substituted anise extract for anise seed, and these little toasts/cookies were fabulous with tea!

This is a wonderful, quick and affordable recipe. I added these to my Christmas cookie tray this year. Be careful not to overbake on the second baking. They brown fast.

Awesome recipe, I did add 1 tsp of anise extract in addition to the anise seeds. (we love the anise taste. I then remade them using the same amounts plus a 1/2 tsp of baking soda, It yiled a lig...

Have been looking for this recipe for yrs. It's super easy and delicious!! The only thing i changed on the 2nd batch was I used anise extract.Gives more flavor......

This is an excellent recipe. I did however, modify it because while I love anise, my husband does not. I omitted the anise seed and added 1 teaspoon of almond extract. Prior to baking, I spri...

This is an excellent recipe. I'm currently on my 3rd batch :) It's easy to make with only a few ingredients, and it reminds me of the toast my Gram used to make. My first batch I only had one...

I made this for Christmas, my son loved it; I dipped it dark semi-sweet chocolate then refrigerated at least 1 hr. to make the chocolate hardened, then served it.