- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup lard, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon anise seed, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon anise extract*
- About 1 cup sesame
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking soda; set aside.
- 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
- 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.
- Bake for 6 to 9 minutes, or until browned around edges.
- Cool on racks.
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.
This post may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our disclosure policy.