Anisette sponge cookies
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 1/2 Tbsp anise extract
1/3 cup anise seeds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
in meduim bowl stir together the flour and baking powder
Grind the anise seeds until they are pulverized ( i find that a coffee grinder works best)
In a large mixing bowl beat eggs until they are light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and beat for 3 minutes
Stir in the oil and anise extract. Fold in the dry ingredients until well blended.
Spread the mixture into a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake 15-20 minutes.
When the pan cools down slightly , cut the cookie down the middle lenghtwise then cut each half into 1/2 inch slices . Place slices on cooling rack t o finish cooling , you can sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top of the cookies if you like.
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This cookie has an intense anisette flavor, I'ts a sponge cookie recipe that i like to make every so often, not only does it have an extra amount of anise extract in it but i also like to add a healthy dose of ground anise seeds in the recipe to give it that intense anise flavor i love. If you like anisette sponge cookies i think you will be pleased with these cookies.