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German Anise Christmas Cookies

German Anise Christmas Cookies

These crisp cutout cookies from Anna Marie Bleich of California, Mo., offer a subtle anise flavor.










Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon aniseed
2 teaspoons anise extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt


In large bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat in flavorings. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and mix well, then add to creamed mixture.

Cover dough and refrigerate at least 1 hour, or until easy to handle.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375℉ (190℃).

On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to ¼-inch thickness.

Cut with medium-size cutters and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Bake in preheated oven 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove and cool on wire rack.

Decorate cookies with icing and crystal sugar if desired.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 32g (1.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 13139% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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