Anise-Almond Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe came from one of my DH's Aunts. When she made these, she made enough for everyone to enjoy. These are great with a cup of coffee.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 cup chopped almonds
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 12 teaspoons anise extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, almonds and salt, set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  4. Blend in egg and extract.
  5. Gradually mix in flour mixture.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 10 - 12 minutes until golden brown.


Most Helpful

This is a very easy recipe to make. I love a cookie recipe where the hardest thing is bringing the butter to room temperature! :) I had no problem with the dough being too stiff. I think the basic recipe would work with other extracts instead of anise, such as orange or lemon. The anise was very mild and I may add a bit more extract next time.

Outta Here December 25, 2011

Enjoyable cookies, that I made for a parent/teacher get together at one of my kids schools. No problem with the dough at all. Everyone enjoyed them. I did use orange extract, though the flavor was a little light to me. Made for Best of Cookbook 2011 tag.

weekend cooker February 07, 2012

I made these several times, since I had to use up a bottle of anise extract, which I rarely use. I thought they were fairly tasty, but nothing extra special. I made them exactly as written, using unbleached flour and sea salt. I should mention that the dough was pretty stiff and a little hard to work with, dropping tablespoonsful and all. I tend to make cookies too big, so my yield was about 26-28 instead of the full 3 dozen. The cookies do spread out a lot, with all that butter! I should also mention what may be the original source of this recipe (unless they came from a common third source). As I was about to throw away the little box the anise extract (McCormick brand) came in, I noticed that the sample recipe on the box was virtually identical to this one. It had the same title and the instructions were just about word-for-word identical. The only difference was that the McCormick recipe added the same amount (1 1/2 tsp.) of almond extract, which does sound good to me. I was a little worried about the anise flavor here, not being a big fan of it, but it was pretty mild in these cookies. I was also surprised that these cookies had neither baking powder nor baking soda, but still baked up nicely. These are more of a buttery almond cookie, with a hint of anise, but I did enjoy them.

spooty3 February 26, 2010

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