(Andrea, avert your eyes now! Anise alert!)
Mr. Wing-It's favorite Christmas cookie is anything with anise, but I had never been able to make a cookie that had enough anise flavor - until yesterday. I found the best recipe for Pine Nut and Anise Cookies at C'est La Vegan, and now the search for the perfect anise cookie is over! The flavor is strong enough but not overwhelming, and the crumb is soft and delicate. The recipe calls for aniseed AND anise extract, and that's how you make a good anise cookie with lots of flavor! I skipped the pine nuts because Mr. Wing-It is not a fan. I came *this close* to throwing some chopped pistachios in there, but they were not shelled and I didn't feel like being a nutcracker. As you can see I gave mine a quick little broiling because that's just what I do.
And now a holiday message from your neighborhood duckies! Happy feasting!