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Anise Seed Cut-Out Cookies
Source: Naturally Sweet, by Fran Raboff & Lynn Bassler, ©1993, The Crossing Press

Sugar cookies with anise seed flavoring.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 36 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56.9
Total Carbs 7.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Total Fat 2.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Potassium 39.3 mg
Protein 1.0 g
Sodium 49.9 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 1/2 Fruits , 1/2 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 1/2 cup  Flour, all purpose, white, unbleached, enriched
2 tsp  ground cinnamon
1 1/4 tbsp  anise seed
0 1/4 tsp  salt
0 1/2 cup  chopped dates
1 1/2 oz  unsweetened apple juice frozen concentrate
0 1/2 cup  Margarine, 80% fat
1 each  eggs
1 tsp  grated lemon rind
1 each  eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray 2 cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, anise, and salt.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree the dates and 3 tablespoons apple juice concentrate.
  4. Blend in the margarine. Blend in the egg and lemon rind, just stirring to blend.
  5. Form into a ball, adding more flour if the mixture is too sticky. If necessary, chill the dough until it is firm enough to roll.
  6. Roll out dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch on a lightly floured board. Cut into fancy shapes.
  7. Place on the cookie sheets and brush with an egg wash made by beating the remaining egg with remaining apple juice concentrate.
  8. Bake cookies for 10 to 15 minutes. Let cookies cool briefly before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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