Anise Butter Cookies Recipe

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Anise Butter Cookies Recipe
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Anise Butter Cookies Recipe

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Here in New Mexico, these cookies are known as “bizcochitos,” which means “small biscuit.” There are many variations of the recipe, which has been passed down through the generations. The cookies are enjoyed during the Christmas holidays and at wedding receptions and other special celebrations. They’re good by themselves or dunked in milk or coffee. —Mari Lynn Van Ginkle, Sandia Park, New Mexico
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons aniseed, crushed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, 1-1/2 cups sugar and aniseed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice concentrate. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over cookies. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Anise Butter Cookies in Country December/January 2006, p49

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 253 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons aniseed, crushed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, 1-1/2 cups sugar and aniseed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice concentrate. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over cookies. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Anise Butter Cookies in Country December/January 2006, p49

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October13 User ID: 3434485 154833
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"These were very hard to work with and very plain tasting, sorry."

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