Sour Cream Anise Cookies Recipe

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I first made these drop cookies when I had my arm in a cast and was anxious to return to the kitchen. That should tell you just how easy these are to prepare! You'll love the subtle licorice flavor from the anise.—Mina Dyck, Boissevain, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon aniseed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 123 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the honey, sour cream and eggs; beat well. Combine the flour, baking soda, aniseed and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Originally published as Sour Cream Anise Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p41

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 123 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"The cookies have a nice, fluffy texture -- almost like little cakes. The anise flavor is very, very subtle. Next time I make them I will add more anise seed because I prefer a stronger flavor."

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"I used butter for shortening. They were yummy with not too strong of an anise flavor."

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