Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 53 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 300°.

Step 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.

Step 4


Step 5

3 More Ways with Anisette Liqueur:

Step 6

Stir into coffee.

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

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