Mary Mazzie's Anise Cookies Recipe -
Mary Mazzie's Anise Cookies Recipe

Mary Mazzie's Anise Cookies

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"These cookies resemble biscotti, but are more tender, light & excellent with coffee."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until they are light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and beat for about 3 minutes. Stir in the oil and anise extract. Fold in the dry ingredients until well blended. Spread the mixture into a 9x13 inch pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
  3. When the pan cools slightly, cut the cookie down the middle, lengthwise. Cut each half into 1/2 inch slices. Place slices onto a cookie sheet and return to the oven long enough to brown on each side, like toast. Store in a tightly covered container.
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Dec 18, 2006

I made these after making 4 other good kinds of cookies. Once my husband tasted these, the other cookies got barely touched til these were gone. You do have to grease the pan, and may have to adjust baking time just a bit, but these were sooooo good. I made a glaze from powdered sugar, milk and a few drops of anise extract and drizzled it on with a fork. They were delicious!

Aug 13, 2004

These are easy and taste great. Be sure to grease the pan. The batter more like a cake than cookie don't let that worry you. Wonderful. I made these also in a lemon version: omit anise; add 1 Tablespoon lemon extract and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest.


19 Ratings

Dec 22, 2003

This cookie definitly beats Stella Doro Anise Cookie!! This cookie is crisp on the outside and very soft on the inside. A big hit at my family parties.

Dec 22, 2003

This is very simular to a recipe I made often as a teen, over 25 years ago. I loaned the cookbook that wan't returned and have been searching ever since. I am so excited to have this again. It's easy to make and everyone loved it. Have fun and enjoy !

Feb 06, 2009

Oh, yum! These are fantastic. My kids love them, my husband was curious about where I got them - he didn't think I could make something this good - actually, it looks and tastes elaborate, but is so easy to make. Be sure to grease your pan. The cutting and transfer to cookie sheet was easy. To toast them, I put the oven rack on a lower shelf then broiled on low for a few minutes. Similar to an anisette toast that I buy. Next time I will add a little more extract.

Dec 24, 2003

These were really easy to make and turned out just great! Just enough anise.

Jan 15, 2008

This is definitely a biscotti and not a cookie. It is a good base recipe for a soft sponge biscotti. I made this with brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon extract. I would put 2 tsp of extract next time for a more definite lemon taste. I glazed the top added sprinkles for more sweetness and a festive look in the photo. Make a nice big batch.

Aug 29, 2002

a very easy biscotti with wonderful flavor...will use from now on for my biscotti...might try some orange and lemon zest


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  • Calories
  • 290 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 157 mg
  • 6%

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

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