Tag Archives: anise

Rosquillas

These cookies taste and look just like little donuts, and with a name like rosquillas, that’s a good thing because it is Spanish for, you guessed it! Donuts. But these are not your ordinary donuts. No nutmeg or cinnamon here. … Continue reading

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Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen is the German compound for overkill. Or overload. Or it should be. (sigh) Actually, it translates to gingerbread. (Incidentally, so does Pfefferkuchen, another appellation for these sweet spicy treats.) While Lebkuchen the word has been around since the early … Continue reading

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Bizcochitos

Bizcochitos are holiday sweets from Mexico according to Sharon Tyler Herbst, but according to the internet they originated in and are the state cookie of New Mexico. Lightly fragrant with crushed anise and sweet wine, and redolent with cinnamon, they … Continue reading

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Springerle

The recipe for Springerle is centuries-old. It originated in the German duchy of Swabia. Flavored with anise and lemon zest, the white cookie is deeply embossed with a carved rolling pin or by pressing into a mold. After forming, the … Continue reading

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Galletas de ajonjolí y anís

Galletas de ajonjolí y anís. Literally, cookies with sesame and anise. Nothing in the Spanish there about lard (manteca de cerdo), but it’s the lard that makes these singular. They melt in your mouth, leaving behind the slightly smokey sweet … Continue reading

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