Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is posted for the ZWT 2006. I have not tried this recipe, it is compliments of allrecipes.com by Ruben Jerez
- 2 tablespoons anise seed
- 3 tablespoons rum
- 1 1⁄4 cups butter
- 3⁄4 cup white sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cloves
- Place the anise seeds in a small bowl with the rum.
- Set aside to marinate overnight.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
- Stir in the anise seed and rum.
- Mix in the egg.
- Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and cloves; stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
- Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness.
- Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
- Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown at the edges.
- Cool for a few minutes on baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
These cookies were okay. I followed the recipe as written, except I used a small cookie scoop to scoop the batter and then flatened the cookies out. After I made the first batch and found them not to be as flavorful as I like I added more anise seeds (without soaking) and chopped up almonds. Adding these two items made a big difference and with these additions I would give the cookie FOUR STARS. Thanks for sharing.