Petits fours à l’anis | Anise Cookie Recipe

Tiny French inspired anise flavored cookies lightly glazed with sweet icing. Perfect for a tea party!


Cookies – 2 eggs – 165 grams granulated sugar – 170 grams whole wheat flour – 8 grams anise Icing – 1 egg white – 1/4 c powdered sugar

Step 1:

In a saucepan, add eggs and granulated sugar

Step 2:

Heat and stir with a whisk until the mixture reaches a temp of 50°C (122°F)

Step 3:

Pour this mixture in the mixing bowl of an electric mixer – stir until doubled in volume; around 10 minutes

Step 4:

Sieve the flour and stir into the egg mixture. Add the anise

Step 5:

Fill a pastry bag, with no tip, with the cookie batter. Pipe small round cookies onto a silicone cookie mat all uniform in size

Step 6:

Leave the cookies in a dry place for 2 hours until a crust/film has formed on the top of the cookies

Step 7:

Preheat oven to 170°C (356°F). – Bake cookies for 10 minutes


Once cookies have cooled, dip the tops of the cookies into a shallow bowl with the icing. Let excess icing drip off and then place cookies on a baking sheet to dry

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