Have you ever made cookies from a box of cake mix? If not, you are missing out. They are ssssoooo easy and quick. Last winter I shared with you my recipe for Minty Kiss Cookies. Don’t they look amazing?
Well, my mother-in-law always used to make springerle cookies (a rolled, anise cookie). They are good but are pretty time consuming. With these in mind, my lovely daughter came up with these super simple anise cake mix cookies.
Anise Cake Mix Cookies
1 white cake mix
1/4 – 1 cup extra flour*
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp anise extract
Either cooking (oil) spray or parchment paper
*The extra flour is not necessary but will make your cookies a bit softer and keep them from spreading out too much (they will retain their shape more). The reason for the range of amount of flour is different brands of cake mix behave a bit differently. You want to add enough flour so that your dough is no longer sticky and behaves more like bread dough.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the cake mix, four, anise extract, oil, and eggs. Form dough into balls and place onto greased (or parchment paper lined) cookie sheet. With your thumb, make a small impression on the top of your cookies. Sprinkle some anise seeds in the thumb print you just made. Bake at 350 degrees for about 9 minutes or until done. After about 5 minutes, remove cookies with a spatula and place on a cooling rack to cool.