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Anise Icebox Cookies

 Anise Icebox Cookies
There's just the right accent of anise in these crisp old-fashioned cookies from Sharon Nichols of Brookings, South Dakota.
33 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon aniseed

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans and
  • aniseed.
  • Shape into two 10-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate
  • for 4 hours.
  • Unwrap; cut 1/4 in. off the ends of each roll. Cut dough into 1/4-in.
  • slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire
  • racks to cool. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 147 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.