Sesame Anise Melts

Sesame Anise Melts

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"This is an Italian cookie. Shaped in balls and rolled in sesame seeds. Flavored with anise."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 21g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the lard and sugar. Stir in the egg and anise seeds. Add dry ingredients, mix well. Put the sesame seeds into a shallow bowl or saucer. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, roll them in the sesame seeds to coat. Place them 1 1/2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten the balls slightly using the bottom of a glass.
  3. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
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This recipe is excellent. It combined my love for anise and sesame together. I added one teaspoon and a half of anise extract and also made round flat cookies instead of balls. I have shared ...

These cookies are great! Very crispy and flavorful! I used shortening instead of lard and they were still terrific

When I first read the ingredients I was not too impressed. So I made the first batch to "test" the flavor and WOW was I surprized at how delicious these little cookies were! This is a winner i...