Print Recipe

Sesame-Anise Melts

Ingredients



Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat lard, sugar, anise seed and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir in flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, blending well after each addition.
  4. Place sesame seeds in a medium bowl. Divide dough in quarters; return all but one portion to refrigerator. With floured hands, roll rounded teaspoons of dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sesame seed coating, all sides. Arrange balls 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets. Use the bottom of a glass to flatten balls to about 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes, or until browned around edges.
  6. Cool on racks.
  7. Store in airtight container at room temperature 10 days, freeze for longer storage.


Store carefully as these cookies are very fragile.

* Variation: Can use 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel and 1 teaspoon lemon extract or a few drops of lemon oil.


Contact

Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.