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Sesame Seed Anise Cookies

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A recipe for cookies with a difference! If you are tired of eating the same regular cookies and are looking for something a little different, then this is for you!! Flavored with anise seed and topped with sesame, these cookies make a delicious snack!! Prepare these at your next tea party and watch the cookies fly off the tray!!
Ingredients
  Anise seed 1 Tablespoon
  Boiling water 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Soda 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 Large
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large, lightly beaten
  Toasted sesame seed 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven at 400° F.

MAKING
2) In a saucepan, add water and boil.
3) Add in the anise seed and steep while mixing the dough.
4) Slowly blend in the sugar with butter or margarine and soda.
5) Beat in the egg.
6) Drain the anise seed and add.
7) Little at a time, stir in the flour and mix well to a soft dough.
8) Refrigerate till stiff enough to handle.
9) Pinching little dough at a time, shape into 1/4-inch balls.
10) Arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet, placing 3 inches apart.
11) Add a piece of waxed paper over the cookies and flatten to 1/16-inch thickness, using the bottom of a glass.
12) Remove the waxed paper.
13) Brush the top of the cookies with lightly beaten egg.
14) Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
15) Place in the oven and bake for 7 to 8 minutes, till lightly browned.

SERVING
16) Lightly dust with sugar and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Aniseed
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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