Yansoon Cookies

Anise Cookies

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5 from 4 reviews

Light and crispy Yansoon Cookies. Just like back in Amman and Palestine!


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1 cup Sugar

1 1/4 cup Warm Water

1 cup Vegetable Oil

2 tsp Orange Blossom Water

1 tbsp Baking Powder

2 tsp Bakers Ammonia

1/4 cup Sesame Seeds

1/4 cup Anise Seeds

2 tbsp Ground Anise

44 3/4 cups Flour


Whisk together the sugar and warm water. Drizzle in the oil and keep whisking.

Add the baking powder, ammonia, sesame seeds, anise seeds, and ground anise. Mix well.

Add in half the flour and whisk until smooth.

Fold in the other half of the flour. I start with four cups and add on if I need more.

Once the dough pulls away from the bowl, use a cookies scoop and scoop it all out.

Roll each piece into a small log and flatten slightly. Place on a Parchment lined Tray.

Bake at 400 F for 20-27 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Enjoy!