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Anise-Flavored "Doughnuts"

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 23 mins
Total time 1 hr, 53 mins
Yield Serves 24 (serving size: 2 cookies)
These confections, called rollos de anís in Spanish, are often washed down with small glasses of Alicante Muscat or another sweet white wine.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup anisette liqueur (such as Chinchon)
  • 1 large egg
  • 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 97
  • fat 4.8 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 1.1 g
  • carbohydrate 11.5 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 36 mg
  • calcium 7 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until sugar dissolves. Add egg; stir with a whisk until smooth. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; stir until smooth. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 300°.

  3. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Shape 1 1/2 teaspoons of dough into a 2-inch log. Connect ends of log together, forming a ring; place on prepared baking sheets. Repeat procedure with remaining dough, placing 1 inch apart. Bake at 300° for 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks. Sprinkle cookies evenly with powdered sugar while still warm.

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  5. 3 More Ways with Anisette Liqueur:

  6. Stir into coffee.

  7. Heat, mix with powdered sugar, and drizzle over warm pound cake.

  8. Add a splash to steaming liquid for shellfish like mussels or clams.