Twice Baked Italian Cookies
|Sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄2 Pound, melted (1 Cup)|
|Anise seeds||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Anisette/Other anise liqueur||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Bourbon/2 teaspoons vanilla and 2 tablespoons water||3 Tablespoon|
|Coarsely chopped almonds/Walnuts||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||5 1⁄2 Cup (88 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Tablespoon|
In a bowl, mix sugar, butter, anise seeds, liqueur, bourbon, almonds, and eggs; beat to blend.
Stir together flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture and blend thoroughly.
Cover and refrigerate dough until firm, 2 to 3 hours.
On a lightly floured board, shape dough with your hands to form flat loaves that are 1/2 inch thick, 2 inches wide, and about 17 inches long.
Place no more than 2 loaves, parallel and well apart, on buttered 12-by 17-inch baking sheets.
Bake in a 375° oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Remove loaves from oven and let cool on baking sheets until you can touch them, then cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick diagonal slices.
Lay slices, cut side down and close together, on baking sheets.
Return to oven and bake until lightly toasted, about 15 more minutes.
Let cool on racks.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 8116 Calories from Fat 3308
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 368 g566%
Saturated Fat 136.4 g682%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 1756.5 mg585.5%
Sodium 1652.2 mg68.8%
Total Carbohydrates 1045 g348.3%
Dietary Fiber 64.1 g256.5%
Sugars 442.2 g
Protein 176 g352.8%
Vitamin A 146.3% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 254.8% Iron 391.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet