Anise Sugar Cookies


These anise cookies take me back to my childhood… They're crispy, sweet, and full of flavor! Serve with tea.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
3 dozen


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon anise seeds

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ tablespoon fennel seeds

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup corn oil

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, or as needed (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Mix flour, anise seeds, baking powder, fennel seeds, and baking soda together in a medium bowl.

  3. Whisk oil, sugar, eggs, and vinegar together in a separate bowl. Pour over flour mixture and mix until dough comes together. Divide dough into small pieces and roll into short ropes. Join ends together to form rings.

  4. Arrange cookie rings on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
7g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 24mg 1%

* 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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