Anise Cookies

Anise Cookies

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  • 2-½

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 3

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 1-½

    teaspoons crushed aniseed

  • ¾

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    cup sugar, divided

  • 1-¼

    teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2


  • 1

    cup blanched almonds, toasted and finely chopped

  • 2

    teaspoons milk


•Line a baking pan with foil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, aniseed, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside. •In a large bowl, cream butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Stir in almonds and reserved flour mixture. •Divide dough in half. Shape each into a 12-in. x 2-in. rectangle on the prepared baking sheet. Smooth the surface of each rectangle; brush with milk and sprinkle with remaining sugar. •Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and reduce heat to 300°. •Transfer rectangles with foil to a wire racks; cool for 15 minutes. Place rectangles on a cutting board; cut diagonally into 1/2-in. slices. Place slices, cut side down, on baking sheets. •Bake 10-12 minutes longer. Turn oven off, leaving cookies in oven to cool with door ajar. Store cookies in airtight containers. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen. Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 178 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


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