I made these with lemon. They are quite good. I was surprised at how much tooth (hardness) they have. These would be great to serve at a tea. Growing up there was a rolling pin with designs carved in it. I have it now and had never used it. I was glad to find the appropriate recipe. I only baked 1/2 the batch, so it will be interesting to see how well the dough holds in the fridge. One week later I rolled some dough paper thin and cooked then crispy. I, actually, like the flavor better this way.
anise gives off a delightfull smell to this cookies .