Whole Wheat Anise Cookies
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Serves: 48
Christine's grandmother uses shortning for these cookies, but I subbed in butter and they were still great.
  • 2 tablespoons anise seed
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-3/4 cups butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • ½ cup (or maybe more) of water
  • ¼ cup raw or turbinado sugar (granulated sugar may be substituted)
  1. Mix anise seed, flour, baking powder, salt, granulated sugar and whole wheat flour.
  2. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter. Add enough of the water to be able to make a dough that will roll out.
  3. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, roll out the dough, sprinkle it with turbinado sugar.
  4. Cut dough into squares but don’t separate. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. The cookies will break apart when baked.
Recipe by The Domestic Front at https://www.thedomesticfront.com/whole-wheat-anise-cookies/