Christmas Anise Cookies
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Anise cookies are a traditional special treat for the Christmas Holidays. They have wonderful flavor, fragrance and shiny round top. The Anise is an an herb related to the carrot. The aromatic seeds of the Anise provide the flavoring. Here is our old family recipe. They smell and taste delicious.
The recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies. The cookies should come out with a glossy domed top and are about 1 1/2 " in diameter.