Bake the Book: Anise Cookies
Bake the Book: Anise Cookies might be just the dessert you are searching for. One serving contains 78 calories, 1g of protein, and 4g of fat. This recipe serves 30. This recipe covers 1% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up anise liqueur, sugar, vegetable shortening, and It is a good option if you're following a vegan diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes.
Sift the flour into a bowl. Melt the shortening in a small pan and add the aniseed.
Heat for a couple of minutes over low-medium heat, making sure they don’t burn, and then pour onto the flour.
Mix with a spoon carefully but rapidly so no lumps are formed.
Add the liqueur and lime zest.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until a smooth and uniform dough is formed, 3 to 5 minutes. With your hands, roll out pieces about 5 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick, starting in the center and rolling outward so that the pieces are evenly thick. Connect one end of each piece to the other, making a ring, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Refrigerate until firm.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Bake the cookies until slightly firm to the touch, about 10 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
To make the syrup, combine the water and sugar in a small pot over medium heat and cook until the sugar dissolves, 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and add the liqueur. Dip the tops of the cookies into the syrup and let dry on a rack.
Pour any remaining syrup over the cookies and let cool completely.
Dust with the confectioner’s sugar mixture and enjoy (they are best eaten the same day).