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Anise Sesame Cookies

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  Olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Anise 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated lemon rind 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated orange rind 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh orange juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Slivered almonds 3 Tablespoon

1. Heat the oil, anise, and sesame seeds in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the oil has absorbed the flavors, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
2. Stir in all but 1 tablespoon of the sugar, and the lemon and orange rinds and juices. Mix the reserved 1 tablespoon of sugar with the cinnamon and set aside. Stir in the flour, a little at a time, until a thick dough forms; work in the last flour additions with your hands, kneading until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 30 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
4. Roll the dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch round cookie cutter and arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with the almond slivers, pressing them in so they adhere, and sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake until just starting to brown along the edges, about 12 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on a rack, then remove from the baking sheet and cool completely on the rack.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2277 Calories from Fat 871

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 100 g153.9%

Saturated Fat 12.4 g62%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 9.9 mg0.4%

Total Carbohydrates 316 g105.3%

Dietary Fiber 16.9 g67.7%

Sugars 106.1 g

Protein 38 g75.2%

Vitamin A 1.2% Vitamin C 43.6%

Calcium 29.9% Iron 93.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Anise Sesame Cookies Recipe