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Italian Anise Toast Recipe

Italian Anise Toast

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"Anise cookie cooked in a loaf then sliced and toasted."

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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!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2007

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
Jan 01, 2012

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!

Feb 20, 2008

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 was a perfect anise toast recipe!

Mar 25, 2007

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

Jan 12, 2010

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.

Dec 24, 2011

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 lighter version- very close to the texture of the ones you buy in the store.

Dec 08, 2006

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......

Dec 10, 2009

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 sprinkled sliced almonds on top. Everyone loved it and since it is so easy, I'll be making more later today.


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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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