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Eggless Anise Christmas Cookie

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Eggless anise christmas cookies, light, softly crisp and delicate these fragrant tasty cookies almost sing carols all by themselves!
Preheat Oven to 375º Makes about 6 – 8 dozen.


  • 1 Stick Butter (8 Tbs.)
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 tsp. Ener-G Egg Replacer or OrgraN No Egg
  • 1½ 2 Tbs. RO Water
  • 3 Cups Unbleached White Flour
  • 3 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1½ tsp Vanilla or Vanilla Paste
  • 3 tsp. Anise Seeds
  • 2 tsp. Lemon Zest or Lemon Peel

Finishing: (optional)

  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Powdered Anise Seed

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Crush Anise Seed with a rolling pin in the sugar.
Cream Butter and Sugar together.
Sift dry ingredients together.
Mix Ener-G Egg-Replacer with water; add extracts.
Add sifted dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture alternately.
Add Lemon Peel or zest
Mix all together until a soft dough is formed.
Divide into quarters and rollout into logs about 1½ “in diameter.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled or overnight.
Place additional Anise seed in spice grinder. Process until it is powdered.
Add to the Powdered Sugar.
Slice chilled dough about ¼” thick.
Dredge in powdered sugar anise mixture
Place onto a greased cookie sheet about an inch apart.
Bake at 375º until golden about 8 - 10 minutes until lightly golden around the edge. Remove to a cooling rack.

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