"Anisettes feel so Italian because it's about abundance," says Chicago food writer Shauna Sever, of these deliciously soft, cakey cookies with a licorice flavor. "Small bites, but a huge yield."
Source: Midwest Living
Anise extract (not anise oil, which is too strong), is the traditional flavoring in these long-lasting cookies, but lemon and almond extracts are just as popular.
Light-color baking sheets work better than dark ones to avoid burning cookie bottoms.
85 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 14mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 14g; mono fat 1g; sugars 8g; protein 1g; vitamin a 51.9IU; vitamin c 0.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 15.4mcg; sodium 59mg; potassium 14mg; calcium 20mg; iron 0.4mg.