Anise Seed Borrachio Cookies

Recipe by free.smiling

This is posted for the ZWT 2006. I have not tried this recipe, it is compliments of by Ruben Jerez

Top Review by Lighthouse Rita

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the anise seeds in a small bowl with the rum.
  2. Set aside to marinate overnight.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Stir in the anise seed and rum.
  5. Mix in the egg.
  6. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and cloves; stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
  7. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness.
  10. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
  11. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown at the edges.
  13. Cool for a few minutes on baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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