These are really good! It's my mom's recipe, originally from Europe! Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat egg whites with water until stiff.

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  • In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with sugar, salt, and vanilla until creamy. Fold egg whites into yolks using a wire whisk. Sift flour and anise into the bowl, and gently stir together with the whisk. Mix will look lumpy.

  • Put dough into decorating bag with round large tip, and press 1 inch rounds onto sheet. Let cookies sit out overnight at room temperature to dry.

  • The next day, cover cookies with a sheet of parchment paper, and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Cookies are done when bottom is light brown, but tops are still almost white. Cool.

  • Store in container for 2 to 3 weeks in a cool place to mellow and to turn soft. You can add a slice of bread or a piece of apple to help soften the cookies.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 16.1g; fat 0.8g; cholesterol 24.8mg; sodium 9.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
These were easy to make. I left them out for 8 hours then baked. They tasted good at that point. Now to wait for 3 weeks to see the softness emerge! Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
These were easy to make. I left them out for 8 hours then baked. They tasted good at that point. Now to wait for 3 weeks to see the softness emerge! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2013
I think you might want to change the baking time to 12-14 mins Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2020
my mom, who was real German, made these. this recipe, is the real deal. although this cookie is not meant to be a sweet cookie, i am going to add a little more sugar then the recipe calls for, next time i make these. brings back lots of memories, and the house smells so good when they are baking Read More
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