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Italian Anise Crescents

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Ingredients
  Sifted flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Confectioners sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Ground almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Anise seed 1 Tablespoon
  Oil 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Cognac 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

MAKING
2. Add nuts and anise to sifted flour, confectioners-€™ sugar, and salt.
3. Mix in oil with vanilla and cognac and knead to prepare a dough.
4. Make dough into pieces. Place the pieces between the palms and roll into ¾ inch thick, 2 inch long rolls.
5. Arrange on the cookie sheet, joining the ends to shape into crescents, and bake for 20 minutes or until they turn pale brown.
6. Transfer to a cake rack and allow to cool.

SERVING
7. Serve the Italian Anise Crescents sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Aniseed
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 502 Calories from Fat 237

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.3%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g17%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 82.2 mg3.4%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.4%

Sugars 14.7 g

Protein 6 g12.1%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 0.88%

Calcium 2.4% Iron 18.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Italian Anise Crescents Recipe