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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white sugar for decoration
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.
Family members liked these more than I did. What I do like about it is that it calls for the seeds instead of extract, which mellowed the anise flavor, making it appropriate for everyday eating, with coffee or tea. The sugar-cinnamon topping definitely adds to the cookie, and gives it a nice crunch, but also removes somewhat from its buttery-ness. I also made a few with some nutmeg added to the topping and it was a nice addition.
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.
Just wonderful. Easy to make, really teasty and very sweet. I try to make them with chopped almonds and gets even better.
This recipe is a must try for everyone who loves butter cookies :)
-if your worried about putting the seeds in your cookies, u dont really notice them and they make the cookies taste great.
The taste was right, but they were as hard as a rock. Not sure what I did wrong. Would like something a little more moist.
I knew I would like these cookies but I was unsure of my son because of the licorice taste of anise seed but he loves them! Way too go. I will be making these more often
Excellent recipe. Easy to work with. Great taste. Nice crispy tecture. I did notice the seeds when I ate the cookies, but I did not find that objectionable.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Crisp Anise Seed Butter Cookies
Serving Size: 1/50 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 50
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 36
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