These aniseed flavoured slightly crunchy cookies are shaped like pretzels. My cookie book tells me that these holiday cookies are great for serving at parties, giving as gifts or for hanging on the Christmas tree.
This recipe is from Cookies Step-By-Step Techniques from Sunset. The original recipe calls for eggs which I have substituted with flax seed.
I usually run about 6 to 8 tbsps of flax seed in the small jar of my mixer/ grinder to powder it. I store this powder in the fridge for when I need it. I have given the ingredients as given in the recipe with my adaptations within brackets.
I liked these cookies, but both my husband and daughter didn’t seem to like them very much. A part of the reason could be that anise seed is not something they particularly like. One thing both of them said was that the cookies were not sweet enough, though I thought the sugar was enough. So you might want to increase the sugar according to your taste.