Rum and Anise Biscuits

Rum and Anise Biscuits


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About this recipe: These biscuits are more than just buttery biscuits - they are flavoured with anise seeds, rum and vanilla. The perfect treat with a cup of tea or coffee.

Ruben Jerez

Makes: 3 dozen

  • 2 tablespoons anise seeds
  • 3 tablespoons rum
  • 275g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 315g plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves

Prep:1hr30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:9hr40min 

  1. Place the anise seeds in a small bowl with the rum. Set aside to soak overnight.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the anise seeds and rum. Mix in the egg. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and cloves; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 3mm thickness. Cut into desired shapes using pastry/cookie cutters. Place biscuits on a greased baking trays.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown at the edges. Cool for a few minutes on baking trays before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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