Fantastic! The dough was sticky and hard to handle, but keep the flour close by and you can easily come up with some lovely little cookies -- my were more "rustic" looking, but they taste wonderful. I did not use anise because I don't care for it - at all. I substituted one teaspoon of whole cardamom seeds that I ground into a coarse powder. I also did not have a spray bottle, so I put a pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven. Very, very good. I will make them again and again to be sure!