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Anise Drops

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These cookies have a mild licorice flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon anise extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside.

  2. Put eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on medium speed until eggs are fluffy, about 3 minutes. Gradually beat in the sugar until incorporated, about 3 minutes. Mix in anise extract. Reduce speed to low; mix in flour mixture. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a coupler or a 1/2-inch plain tip (such as an Ateco No. 806). Pipe 1 3/4-inch rounds onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 1/2 inch apart.

  3. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until tops crack and cookies are very pale, 8 to 9 minutes. Transfer to wire racks using a spatula; let cool.

Cook's Notes

Holiday Cookies 2006

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