Vanilla Anise Cookies

Vanilla Anise Cookies 250 Image by: Vanilla Anise Cookies 250 Author: Canadian Living

The coarse sugar on these licorice-flavoured drops glistens like snowballs. Split the remaining vanilla bean half and place in airtight container with 1/2 cup granulated sugar. The vanilla will permeate the sugar. Use it to sprinkle on scones or cookies, or in your morning coffee.

  • Portion size 32 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 2/3 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon Anise extract
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Anise extract
  • 1/4 cup coarse white sugar

Method

Split vanilla bean; scrape out seeds and place seeds in large bowl. Add butter and sugar; beat until combined. Beat in milk and anise extract. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture.

Roll by 2 tsp into balls. Place, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 325?F (160?C) oven until bottoms are light golden and tops are just firm to the touch, about 12 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely.

Glaze: Whisk together icing sugar, milk and anise extract until smooth; spread about 1/2 tsp over each cookie. Dip tops in coarse sugar; let dry, about 20 minutes. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 60 mg
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 97.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Potassium 12 mg
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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