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Italian Dark Chocolate & Anise Cookies

What you need: 

3/4 cup semolina flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon anise seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
vegan chocolate chips

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick baking spray.
2. In a bowl, thoroughly mix together semolina flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, anise seeds, and salt.
3. In another bowl, mix sugar, oil, water, and vanilla thoroughly. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture till blended.
4. Gently add in the amount of chocolate you prefer.
5. Roll quarter size balls and lay them out on the baking sheet-dough will be a bit sticky, so you may want to oil your hands first. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes. Enjoy with hot tea, coffee, or soy milk!
Source of recipe: I created this cookie, as I wanted a vegan cookie that reminded me of the type of Italian cookie that is so good with hot tea or coffee. This one is perfect and even tastes buttery but without margarine or butter!

Preparation Time: 
7 minutes, Cooking time: 11 minutes
Cooking Time: 
11 minutes
Servings: 
12
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

am looking for an old recipe from vegetarian times-probably late 80's or early 90's for an anise seed cookie.  have long since lost it but have been craving them for some time.  any one remember this? it used sesame butter and very little flour. 

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Oh man, I totally forgot I had asked about these!! Sorry, I didn't end up getting a chance to make them. I will try soon and see how it goes!

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Hey Oh Cassie, I'm so flattered by your sweet comment on these. This is my personal vegan recipe that I came up with, so my cheeks are seriously red right now-so glad you all enjoyed them.
My Warmest, Stella

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My sis made these for me after I bookmarked the recipe (she's so sweet!) and they were by far the best cookie I have EVER eaten! NO JOKE! We even took some to an Italian friend and she LOVED them. THESE ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I dont know what makes them so great... they're incredible!

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Hi Lenorre, cream of wheat is semolina that is a bit more processed, so I would imagine that would work very well as long as the grind is somewhat fine (not like grits or anything).  If you do it, let me know! Z

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These sound great!! But can I replace the semolina with anything? I was thinking fine corn meal or cream of wheat? Thanks!

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