A light sprinkling of cinnamon sugar adds crunch to these licorice-flavored slice-and-bake cookies. The high starch content of cake flour provides absorbency, so the cookies are less likely to spread while baking.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 2007


Recipe Summary

2 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly spoon cake flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking powder, crushed aniseed, and salt, stirring with a whisk; set aside.

  • Place 3/4 cup sugar and butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add juice, vanilla, and egg; beat until combined. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until combined. Divide dough in half. Shape dough into 2 (6-inch-long) logs; wrap each log in plastic wrap. Freeze 1 hour or until very firm.

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Unwrap dough logs. Cut each dough log into 12 (1/2-inch-thick) slices; place slices 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over dough slices. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 2.2g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 0.6g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 12.3g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 14mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 61mg; calcium 16mg.