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Easy Anise Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Easy and delicious cookies. They have a nice crunchy outside and are chewy on the inside."
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30 m servings 121
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. Beat eggs and brown sugar together in a large bowl until smooth. Stir anise seed and salt into the egg mixture.
  3. Dissolve baking soda in hot water; stir into the egg mixture. Add flour and mix into a dough. Form into 36 small balls.
  4. Spread white sugar into a wide, shallow dish. Roll the cookie dough balls in the sugar to coat. Arrange onto prepared baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until edges are crispy, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 121 calories; 0.6 26.8 2.2 16 77 Full nutrition

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The dough was very dry and I had to smash the balls a little to make them flatten. But they are not dry in the end. They have great flavor and are very chewy in the middle with a crunchy outside...

I was surprised that the recipe had no shortening, but it works! Rather than only 36 cookies, I got 100! The cookies definitely taste of anise, so if you are not an anise lover, they may be to...