Anise may not be everyone’s favorite flavor, but those who love it REALLY LOVE IT. I fall in the last group. This recipe for anise cookies is very easy if you have a stand mixer. One of the steps is mixing the batter for 30 minutes. No problem if you can press go and walk away. It is a little more annoying if you have to stand there, holding a hand blender for those 30 minutes. And if you don’t have a mixer, I would say, don’t even try it. However, if you do have a stand mixer, this recipe is a cinch! Oh, and did I mention, delicious.
- 2 eggs
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 1/4 c. flour
- 1 tsp anise seeds
- 1/2 tsp anise extract
- lemon zest
Generously butter and flour baking trays
Beat eggs till froth
Add sugar and beat on medium speed for 30 minutes
After 30 minutes, add flour, anise, and zest.
Beat for 5 more minutes.
Drop batter using a tsp 1″ apart.
Stand at least 10 hours at room temp.
Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees until puffed. Don’t over cook this cookie, because it quickly dries out in the oven and becomes hard like a rock.
These cookies are puffy and delightful, like little anise flavored snow banks.