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Toasted Anise Strips

Keep some of these unique crunchy cookies on hand to enjoy with a cup of hot coffee or a cold glass of milk.—Elena Smoulder, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon anise extract
  • 2-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extract. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Spread half of the batter onto a greased baking sheet, forming an 11x5-in. rectangle. Repeat with remaining batter on a second baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets; cut into 1-in. slices. Place with cut side down on baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
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