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Anise Seed Spice Jar 1.8oz

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Anise Seed Spice

Our Anise Seed is both fresh and delicious. With a flavor similar to licorice, fennel or tarragon, Anise can be used for both sweet and savory dishes. Biscochitos, New Mexico's favorite cookies, rely heavily on freshly dried anise seed

Biscochito Recipe

  • 6 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups fat (Lard is traditional but shortening or butter can be used. Coconut oil is another healthier alternative.)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons anise seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brandy (or other liqueur)

Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and set aside. Cream fat and 1 1/2 cups sugar by beating in bowl until light and fluffy. Add anise seeds and beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in brandy. Add flour mixture and beat until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of work bowl, about 1 minute. Chill 1 hour. Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

Remove from refrigerator at least 30 minutes before rolling out. Roll out 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick on a lightly-floured board and cut into desired shapes. (Fleurs-de-lis are traditional.) Transfer to ungreased baking sheet, dust with cinnamon sugar and bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.