Who doesn’t like Anisette toast? My husband loves the ones you buy in the store and I thought…. why not save some money and start making them myself? (I can be thrifty!) Also, our grandson, Cooper loves to eat them with his JaJa (a.k.a. my husband) in the rocking chair. They share so nicely.
I can’t remember where I got this recipe but it is very good! Worth the effort.
- 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 4 teaspoons anise extract
- Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda and the salt in a bowl and set aside. Grease 2 cookie sheets.
- Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until fluffy. It will turn a light yellow color.
- Beat in eggs; one at a time until completely incorporated. Add in anise extract.
- Add the flour until just incorporated - don't over mix. Divide the dough in half onto the prepared baking sheets. You want each portion about 12" long and about 1/2" thick.
- Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and firm to the touch; about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes.
- Cut into 3/4" thick slices using a serrated knife, and place cut-side down on the baking sheets. Return to the oven and bake 5-10 minutes more until the bottoms turn golden brown.
- Turn the cookies over, and continue baking the other cut side, again 5-10 minutes.
- Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
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