How to make it

  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt then set aside.
  • Beat butter until soft then cream in sugar.
  • Add egg, vanilla and anise extract mixing well then add in flour and mix until incorporated.
  • Chill dough slightly for 30 minutes then divide dough in half.
  • Return half to the refrigerator then divide the remaining half into three parts.
  • Color one part pale pink, one part pale green and one part pale yellow.
  • Roll each color into two 10” long ropes then place ropes on a baking sheet and refrigerate.
  • Remove plain dough from refrigerator and divide in half and return half to refrigerator.
  • Roll remaining half into a rectangle.
  • Place one pink, one green and one yellow rope in rectangle with two on bottom and one on top.
  • Wrap plain dough around ropes to form a casing.
  • Wrap roll in plastic and refrigerate at least 45 minutes.
  • Repeat process with remaining ropes and chilled dough.
  • Slice chilled logs into 3/16" slices then place on ungreased baking sheets and bake 15 minutes.
  • Cool on racks.

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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    ohhh I love the holidays!!! ^5
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  • dollhead 9 years ago
    Ooooooo, anise! Another fave flavor. 5 forks!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Love anise, another great recipe! thanks for sharing, Chef!
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    " It was excellent "
    linspj ate it and said...
    I bet these are very about some sambuca in coffee to go with these?!!!! Nice recipe. 5
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    They SOUND worth the effort and I adore anise! Thanks, meow and yet another 5.
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