Italian Anise Crescents Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Sifted flour2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Confectioners sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Ground almonds1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Anise seed1 Tablespoon
 Oil2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Cognac2 Tablespoon
 Vanilla extract1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 502 Calories from Fat 237

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.3%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g17%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 82.2 mg3.4%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.4%

Sugars 14.7 g

Protein 6 g12.1%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 0.88%

Calcium 2.4% Iron 18.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Add nuts and anise to sifted flour, confectioners-€™ sugar, and salt.
3. Mix in oil with vanilla and cognac and knead to prepare a dough.
4. Make dough into pieces. Place the pieces between the palms and roll into ¾ inch thick, 2 inch long rolls.
5. Arrange on the cookie sheet, joining the ends to shape into crescents, and bake for 20 minutes or until they turn pale brown.
6. Transfer to a cake rack and allow to cool.

7. Serve the Italian Anise Crescents sprinkled with powdered sugar.