Think of these sweets as deconstructed biscotti. The cookies have a similar flavor, but here the dough is pressed into a single flat sheet for faster baking and then broken into jagged pieces.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, cornmeal, anise seeds, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

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  • Beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in whole egg and zest. Reduce speed to low, and beat in flour mixture.

  • Press dough into an even 1/4-inch thickness on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash; sprinkle with almonds and remaining tablespoon sugar. Bake until golden, 22 to 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Break into pieces.

Reviews (3)

25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
09/07/2012
I made this recipe for my students during mosaic class, and it was an instant hit! Light, crisp, and not overly sweet. Perfect with a cup of tea.
Rating: Unrated
11/26/2011
Delightful and easy to make. Folks at the office party loved them...none left!
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2011
I loved this recipe, my daughter and I made them as soon as we read the article. It's fun and easy + everyone wanted how to make these delicious cookies.
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