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A crispy butter cookie, flavored with anise and cinnamon, is a favorite throughout the Southwest and New Mexico.

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40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1 tablespoon milk

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon anise seed

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


2 tablespoons sugar

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolk and milk; beat until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, anise seed and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; beat at low speed until mixture forms ball.

  3. STEP 3

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with assorted 1-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon in bowl. Sprinkle cookies lightly with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake 5-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned..

Tip #1

Variation: Mini Cinnamon Cut-Outs: Omit anise seed. Increase cinnamon in cookie dough to 1 teaspoon.                 

Nutrition (1 cookie)

25 Calories
1 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
15 Sodium (mg)
3 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
<1 Protein (g)
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