- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
Reviews for Sour Cream Anise Cookies
"I recall making these cookies when I'd seen them featured in Taste of Home. I baked 10 minutes. I found this recipe to be very good! delowenstein"
"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."
"I used butter for shortening. They were yummy with not too strong of an anise flavor."