Old Fashioned Self-Glazing Anise Cookie Recipe
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A tricky but delicious recipe for cookie that glaze themselves as they bake - perfect winter weekend baking!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ Tbsp crushed anise seeds
Instructions
  1. Beat the 3 eggs in a mixing bowl until light, about 1 minute. Add the one cup of sugar gradually, beating well between additions. Beat for a minimum of 3-5 minutes, longer if by hand.
  2. Add the vanilla and combine thoroughly.
  3. Crush the anise seeds by putting them into a plastic bag and hitting them with a hammer or flat side of a meat tenderizer mallet.
  4. Mix the flour, anise seeds and baking powder together in a separate bowl.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, and mix for another 5 minutes. It will be hard to handle with the mixer and may climb up your beaters. That’s ok.
  6. Line your cookie sheets with foil.
  7. Then drop the batter by ½ teaspoons onto the cookie sheets. Try to keep them small, they cook better and are crunchier when they are done.
  8. Let them dry for 18-24 hours.
  9. The next day, pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees. Bake them for about 12 minutes, until the bottoms just barely start to brown.
Notes
IMPORTANT to Remember: You have to watch the weather forecast before you make them. Why? Because unless you live in the desert, you need to make sure that the humidity is less than 50% for a full 18-24 hours.
Recipe by Vintage Fangirl at http://www.vintagefangirl.com/old-fashioned-anise-cookie-recipe