Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
These delightful, sweet biscuits were heavenly hot from the oven, drizzled with honey, but they also kept well and were good the next morning for breakfast and at lunch with a little cheese. I used anise seed from www.Penzeys.com, and it had a terrific flavor. The seeds soften during the baking process, and it smells like Springerle cookies when the biscuits are baking (but these are much faster to make!)
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
- 3 teaspoons anise seed
- 3⁄4 cup whole milk
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicon-baking mat.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender or two knives.
- Stir in the anise seed.
- Make a well in the center and pour in the milk and honey.
- Stir to form a soft ball.
- Knead a few times on a floured board.
- Pat dough into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 1 1/2 inch x 2-inch squares with a knife.
- Bake 10 - 12 minutes at 425 degrees, until golden brown.
Annacia, I loved these biscuits, they were tailor made for me. I really enjoyed the flavor and the texture of these biscuits. The anise is so subtle, its perfect. They rose well and are soft and tender on the inside and nice and crunchy on the outside. The honey is perfect as a sweetener in this treat. I made 1/3 of the recipe and ended up with 5 beautiful little biscuits. Made as exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for sharing.
I have to admit I didn't know what to expect from these. The flavor is very subtle and good, and I enjoyed the texture created by using 1/2 ww flour. I agree that they are very good drizzled with honey straight from the oven, though DH liked his plain. I agree that about 1/2 c milk is all that is needed, though I used 1% and its wateriness might have caused that. I also used Smart Balance for the butter as it is all I had, and they turned out just fine. Thanks for posting this easy and interesting recipe! Made for Zaar Tag 2008.
I love the flavor of these cookies--the honey and anise work very well together. I used 2/3 buckwheat honey, and 1/3 clover honey. I ended up having to add extra flour--I added the milk all at once, and I needed far less than the 3/4 cup the recipe called for. These are easy, and taste great, thanks for a great easy recipe!