August 26, 2014
Personally I’m not a huge anise fan – reminds me of Ouzo! But these are my mothers favorite cookies! This is a great recipe to make with family or friends – mainly because you will hardly manage to do this recipe with one person alone. Once the cookies come out of the oven you need to be really quick with sticking them under the soup bowls. The cookies will only be soft enough to do this for probably a minute or two. So the easiest will be if you cut the cookies off the baking sheet and you get a second person to stuff them under the bowls. Personally I advise to do this with a sister – if you have one :) No worries if you are not fast enough – they are just as yummy flat as they are bent into a bow.
_whisk eggs with sugar [if the eggs are small – add some milk or water]
_with a wooden spoon add flour and salt [the less long you beat the dough – the smoother and nicer the cookies get]
_preheat oven to 170°C
_with a small spoon place little portions on a baking sheet [don’t make more then 10 per sheet – otherwise you won’t be able to bend them in time]
_decorate with anise
_bake until golden [about 10min]
_while baking prepare some soup bowls
now it’s time to hurry!!
_take the cookies out of the oven
_with a knife get the still hot cookies off the paper
_let them cool in place