Anisbrötli or Anise Cookie

Source: Beerli Family Recipe cir. 1940’s


Anisbrötli or Anise Cookie

Another wonderful recipe to add to your Christmas heritage. All of these old Beerli family recipes are kid friendly and the kids love assisting during these festive times. I make these little treats every year. They are a harder type of cookie due to the fact that the recipe contains no butter, just lots of eggs and sugar. It's a perfect holiday cookie for dipping into hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and a cold glass of milk for Santa. Enjoy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 500 Grams sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp anise seeds anise gives great flavor, and keeps this cookie unique
  • 500 Grams white flour


  • With the wire mixer attachment, mix the sugar with the 4 whole eggs, and beat until it foams. (about 5 min.)
  • Change your attachment to the batter attachment and add the anise seeds and the flour mixture together with the sugar and egg mixture. Pulse until well combined.
  • On a well floured surface, roll out the dough until it's about 1/4″ thick
  • select your cookie cutter shapes, and begin to cut the dough, placing the finished cuts on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. note: keep cookie cutters well floured on the base to avoid sticking
  • Your cookies will now stand over-night or for 4 hours minimum so they air dry.
  • Pre-heat oven to 200 Celsius, and bake for 15-20 min, until they begin to slightly brown around the edges. Take out, cool, and can be stored in paper-lined cookie tin during the holiday season.
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