Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Mom's note: excellent, not sweet
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 3 1⁄4 cups flour, sifted
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons anise seed
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream butter and cream cheese.
- Add sugar gradually.
- Beat in eggs one at a time.
- Add rest of ingredients and mix well.
- Divide dough into 2 rolls the length of the cookie sheet and 1 1/2 inch wide.
- Bake 25 minutes until light brown.
- Remove from oven and cut into slices about 3/4 inch thick.
- Place on cookie sheet cut side down.
- Return to oven and bake 10 minutes until toasted and crisp.
I?m so glad to see this. These are the exact cookies i?ll be baking on sunday. I?ve got to buy some flavor, so glad to know how they differ. I bought anise extract last year to make a new to me roll out cookie recipe but then I simply got tired of making roll out cookies, so I have an un-opened container of it in the cupboard. These look like they?d be less fuss than roll out cookies and a different but welcome holiday flavor. These are a little similar to the buttermilk cookies I?ve made (minus the anise, but I have used lemon), so buttermilk would be great. Now I want to find some anise extract! Anise is not overpowering. Very pleasant taste.
Anise is another of my favorite flavors and I am loving dunking these marvelous tiny biscotti's in my coffee. They are cute as the dickens and are just 2 bite size. You can't beat a classic but the cream cheese used here is great and something I wouldn't have thought about. I replaced the sugar with Splenda and used 95% fat free cream cheese.