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Anise Cutout Cookies

 Anise Cutout Cookies
Mother prepared these soft cookies for holidays and special-occasion meals. My seven siblings and I gobbled them up as fast as she made them. I still can't resist the cinnamon-sugar coating. —Jerri Moror, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


  • 2 cups shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons aniseed
  • 6 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy; add eggs and
  • aniseed. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed
  • mixture. Add apple juice and mix well.
  • On a floured surface, knead until well blended, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness; cut into 2-in. shapes. Place on
  • greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine
  • sugar and cinnamon; roll cookies in the mixture while still warm.
  • Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 254 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.