Black Anise and Orange Cookies

Black Anise and Orange Cookies


2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher slat (if using table salt decrease to 1/4 teaspoon)

1 1/2 teaspoons lightly crushed Black Anise seeds

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons grated orange zest


Preheat oven to 350 degrees


Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper


In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and Black Anise seeds. In another bowl, whisk olive oil, milk, and orange zest. Add the olive oil mixture to the flour bowl and stir until a smooth dough forms. This dough crumbles easily. I used a technique from another cookie recipe. Using a rounded bowl soup spoon, press dough firmly into bowl of spoon, slide off and place on cookie sheets about 1/2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes and until golden. Remove from oven and place cookies on a cooling rack. Cool completely.

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