Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar and melted butter.
  2. Add Kahlua and anise extract.
  3. Beat in the eggs and stir in the nuts.
  4. Sift dry ingredients together in separate bowl.
  5. Gently stir dry ingredients into sugar mixture until well blended.
  6. Cover and chill about three hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  8. Shape dough into three loaves 2 inches wide and 1/2-inch thick.
  9. Place loaves well spaced on greased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake 20 minutes or until brown.
  11. Cool 5 minutes, cut in diagonal slices 1/2-inch thick.
  12. Arrange slices on cut sides.
  13. Bake 8 minutes each side at 375F until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.


Most Helpful

These are fantastic! I made only two changes in the recipe: I used pre-sliced almonds, and instead of anise extract, I used 1 teaspoon of absinthe, an anise flavored liqueur. The cookies did spread in the first baking rather more than I expected, but the flavor more than makes up for that. I would never have guessed that you could get this favor from coffee and anise. Thank you, Wendy, for wonderful cookies.

mianbao October 03, 2003

Very nice, delicate flavor...perfect with a cup of tea! (Maybe mine had a delicate flavor because I had no anise extract so used same amt of freshly ground aniseed instead). I also put the dough in the freezer for 20 min instead of the fridge for 3 hrs...worked fine. I always make 2 logs so that's what I did this time (baked at 350 for 25, then 20 after slicing. Left in turned off oven for another 8). I couldn't really taste the Kahlua :o)! Maybe next time I'll add a wee bit more! Thanks for the recipe, Wendy! M&Mers

M&Mers July 30, 2004

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