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Anise Icebox Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 5-1/2 dozen

These crisp, old-fashioned spice cookies are one of my favorite anise recipes to cook up—especially around the holidays. —Sharon Nichols, Brookings, South Dakota
Anise Icebox Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon aniseed

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans and aniseed.
  2. Shape into two 8-1/2-in. rolls; wrap each in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap dough; cut 1/4 in. off the ends of each roll. Cut dough into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 74 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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