Desserts, Parve

Recipe: Anise Drops

anise drop cookies

With many of our children grown and out of the house, we like to have cookies ready to send home with them when they come for a visit. This week we revisited this classic cookie from Joy of Cooking, but have substituted anise extract for the crushed anise seeds, which makes for a smoother textural experience, a family preference. We also added a pinch of salt, to bring out the lovely flavors of the anise and vanilla.

Don’t make these cookie drops when the humidity level is over 50%, for they do not come out well. Ideally, anise drops will have a soft cookie base with a meringue-like topping.

Make sure you have a space to hold 6 cookie sheets for the 18 hours you leave the cookies to air dry before baking them off. I like to use jelly roll pans as my cookie sheets. These can be stacked without damaging the unbaked anise drops. I stack the pans inside my cold oven to keep the drops clean until I am ready to preheat my oven.

Anise Drops

Yield: Around 96 1-inch cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon anise extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder

Method:

  1. Cover 6 cookie sheets with foil.
  2. Sift flour with baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  3. Beat eggs until light.
  4. Add sugar gradually. Continue to beat with electric mixer at medium speed for five minutes. Add extracts.
  5. Fold in dry ingredients. Beat for another five minutes.
  6. Drop ½ teaspoons of batter well apart on foil-lined cookie sheets. Allow the anise drops to dry at room temperature for 18 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 325 ° Fahrenheit.
  8. Bake drops for around 12 minutes or until they begin to color.
  9. Cool cookies completely, then carefully peel them away from the foil. Store the cookies in an airtight cookie tin for up to one month.

49 Comments

  1. Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day. It will always be exciting to read through articles from other writers and use a little something from their websites.

  2. I’m not sure exactly why but this weblog is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  3. Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

  4. Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people consider worries that they plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  5. Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good success. If you know of any please share. Thanks!

  6. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your magnificent post. Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks!

  7. Have you ever considered publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my visitors would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.

  8. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  9. I do consider all the ideas you’ve offered on your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very short for beginners. May you please prolong them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

  10. Great beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  11. Hi! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  12. hello there and thank you for your info ? I have certainly picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this site, since I experienced to reload the website a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your high-quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for a lot more of your respective exciting content. Make sure you update this again very soon..

  13. Wonderful blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any tips? Thank you!

  14. Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while people consider worries that they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  15. It’s appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or tips. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I wish to read even more things about it!

  16. I beloved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The comic strip is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nevertheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be turning in the following. unwell unquestionably come further in the past once more since precisely the same just about a lot steadily within case you shield this hike.

  17. Nice blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  18. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I?ll definitely comeback.

  19. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I?ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  20. I don’t even know the way I stopped up right here, however I thought this put up was once great. I don’t know who you are however definitely you are going to a well-known blogger for those who are not already 😉 Cheers!

  21. In the great scheme of things you’ll secure a B- for hard work. Exactly where you actually confused everybody was first in your specifics. You know, it is said, the devil is in the details… And it could not be much more accurate here. Having said that, permit me reveal to you what did do the job. The writing is definitely rather engaging and this is most likely why I am making the effort in order to comment. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Next, despite the fact that I can see the leaps in logic you make, I am not confident of exactly how you appear to unite the points which inturn produce the actual final result. For right now I will, no doubt subscribe to your issue but hope in the near future you actually link the facts better.

  22. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I?ll try to get the hang of it!

  23. Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you are just too excellent. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise. I cant wait to read much more from you. This is really a terrific website.

  24. My husband and i were so contented Raymond managed to complete his studies by way of the precious recommendations he got using your site. It is now and again perplexing just to be giving away solutions some other people could have been making money from. We know we’ve got the writer to appreciate because of that. All of the explanations you have made, the simple site navigation, the relationships you aid to instill – it is all incredible, and it’s aiding our son and the family believe that the concept is satisfying, which is certainly exceptionally serious. Thanks for the whole thing!

  25. Can I simply say what a aid to find somebody who really knows what theyre speaking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know the best way to carry an issue to gentle and make it important. More people need to learn this and understand this aspect of the story. I cant believe youre no more well-liked because you definitely have the gift.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.