Anise Icebox Cookies
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 5-1/2 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2-1/2 cups 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 74 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Dec 14, 2017
I love these cookies and have been making them for years! They are simple, but tastey and hard to resist! The dough is yummy, too. I love that the dough can be kept frozen and then removed, sliced and baked as needed.... perfect for unexpected company! My 15 year old son and I are making a batch of these for an assignment in his German class. He loves them, too.
Jan 26, 2016
Best in taste and texture! My favorite "adult" cookie.
Jun 14, 2012
This cookie recipe is one of my go-to recipes...I've lost count as to how many times I've baked them! Flavor reminds me of Dutch (Speculaas) spice cookies that I used to dunk in my tea as a kid. Easy to whip the dough up and bake fresh as needed. Also freeze extremely well. Highly recommended recipe to try!