Coffee-Anise Stars

Everyday Dorie page 176.

Nothing says holiday baking more than a cut-out cookie. I rummaged through my stash of cookie cutters and found not only a star but a moon too. These are a plan-ahead cookie as the dough needs to chill at least one hour in the freezer or 3 hours in the refrigerator. I made my dough a day in advance. The only ingredient I needed to buy was the spelt flour. I took Dorie’s advice and used my spice grinder to make the ground star anise which made the house smell wonderful. I managed to roll, cut and bake with no issues. My cookie cutters were bigger than 2 inches so I got about half the recipe called for. I did a rush job on the frosting and it shows, mine are not nearly as polished as Dorie’s. We actually preferred the naked cookies to the iced ones. These were a nice spiced cookie that everyone enjoyed. To see what others thought head over to Tuesdays with Dorie.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. I LOVE the moons!! And agree they don’t necessarily need frosting!


  2. lovielou says:

    Stars and moon! Very cool.


  3. I also love the moon- and perfect plate for the display.


  4. I agree…cut out cookies are THE holiday cookie and I have many cookie cutters haha…but no moon! Very cool and very festive! Glad they were a hit! ⭐️🌛


  5. Cakelaw says:

    They look fine to me – great job.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s