Jodi March 15, 2010 COMMENT: seems to be a lot of confusion in this recipe regarding the amount of baking powder. 7 teaspoons sounds like too much. i want to try these cookies, they are my mom's favorite ~ should i look for another recipe? thanks everyone!
srajensen November 28, 2009 REVIEW:
These are lovely- the recipe is great as is and I usually make lots of adjustments. They have a lovely subtle anise flavor that even my husband (who hates strong anise flavor) enjoyed.
I did bake them 8 minutes, but I think I made them smaller than it suggests. Also, I definitely recommend flattening them out well before baking because they do not spread at all.
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Akubra17 September 21, 2009 REVIEW:
I followed the recipe exactly - turned out a bit too cakey for me, but they were still very nice. The aniseed flavour wasn't too strong at all.
Maggie December 9, 2008 REVIEW:
WAY too much baking powder! I will make another batch and reduce it to 2 tsp. Since we like the rolled/cut/frosted cookies, I will also reduce the amount of cream and chill batter before making cut-out cookies. I am really trying to duplicate anise cookies received from relatives that are made at New York Deli, Rochester NY
frisco December 9, 2008 REVIEW:
I was a bit concerned about the 7 tsps of baking powder as well but the cookie part turned out quite good. The frosting on the other hand had way too much Anise. If using this recipe I would recommend using only 1/2 tsp and 1 tsp of vanilla or almond. Still on the search for a recipe closer to my Grandmothers.
meg December 24, 2007 REVIEW:
I thought these were delicious. I gave some out as gifts and everyone keeps asking for the recipe. I highly recommend and they are very easy to make.
bj December 9, 2007 REVIEW:
I think there must be a mistake in the recipe. I made this recipe with the 7 teaspoons of baking powder and they tasted awful. All I tasted was the baking powder. I threw out the whole batch of cookies.