Crisp Anise Seed Butter Cookies

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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.

2
2
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
32 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
50
Yield:
50 cookies

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons anise seeds

  • ¼ cup white sugar for decoration

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Gradually mix in the sifted ingredients and anise seeds until well blended. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets. Sprinkle the tops with a mixture of the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon.

  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Happy Holidays!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

93 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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