Anisette Logs

1 Serving revised from Aunt Fanny’s recipe


  • 4 eggs or 1 cup egg substitute

  • 1 small bottle of anise oil

  • 1/2 cup plus two tablespoons of canola oil

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup raisins


  • In a large bowl, sift 3 1/2 cups flour with baking powder and salt.

  • Add raisins and nuts.

  • In a small bowl mix oil, eggs, sugar and almost all of the bottle of anise oil (leaving a few drops for icing) and beat well.

  • Add liquids to flour mixture and mix until well blended.

  • Turn on a floured board and knead in rest of the flour until it can be handled and isn’t sticky anymore.

  • Take pieces of dough in your hands and roll into 3 inch logs (approx.) not too thick and not pencil thin either.

  • Place on lightly sprayed cookie sheet and bake at 400° for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  • If after 15 minutes undersides are brown and tops are still light, place in broiler part of oven and watching carefully, brown lightly on top.

  • Cool thoroughly.

  • Icing:

  • Mix 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar, the last few drops of anise oil, and a few drops of water at a time until you get a creamy consistency.

  • Using pastry brush, brush each log until icing is gone (Brush and let dry a bit, and then brush again).

Category: Desserts