Crisp Anise Seed Butter Cookies

Crisp Anise Seed Butter Cookies

11 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    8 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Barbara Carrigan
Recipe by  Barbara Carrigan

“My husband's aunt used to make these cookies every Christmas just for him. You must use real anise seeds. They will please everyone's taste buds. ”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 50 cookies

Directions

  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Gradually mix in the sifted ingredients and anise seeds until well blended. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets. Sprinkle the tops with a mixture of the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Happy Holidays!

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Reviews (11)

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CINDYSUE125
14

CINDYSUE125

I was so pleasantly surprised how good these cookies are. They are easy to make and the anise seed is a wonderful addition. I do not like the flavor of licorice but my fiancee does so I made them for him, tastes nothing like licorice. Nice crunchy cookie with a buttery flavor. I will make these a lot, not just on hoildays! Do not try the dough.... they are better baked.

NANCYLEEIL
12

NANCYLEEIL

My hubby likes Jingles cookies at Christmas time, I thought I'd like to find a recipe that would not have all the partially hydrogenated stuff in it. He likes these. I knew I wasn't very good at rolling stuff out. So I tried rolling them into balls and then rolling them in cinnamon sugar. Came out yummy. Even if you roll them in cinnamon sugar you don't need more than the 1/4 cup you make in the recipe. I think next time, the only thing I would try is rolling them into balls and flattening them slightly. Rolling them made 54 cookies. But that isn't necessary just something I might try.

Ruben Jerez
10

Ruben Jerez

Just wonderful. Easy to make, really teasty and very sweet. I try to make them with chopped almonds and gets even better.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (50 total)

  • Calories
  • 93 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 12.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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