I first had these cookies at my grandma’s house probably 35 years ago. I think the recipe was one of my aunt’s not sure but all I know that when I take a bite of these cookies I am back in my grandma’s small kitchen in Hebron, ND. Where I would wash the dishes with scalding water….if you weren’t burning your hands the water just wasn’t hot enough! This is the same grandma whose famous caramel corn recipe I make. That is a recipe I don’t give out. You may have to bribe one of my cousins or sisters to give it to you…..because I am not talking about that one!
For a quick cookie fix I love the fact that they have shortening in them, because I don’t have to wait for the butter to soften. I can have these cookies mixed and out of the oven within 20 minutes.
What you need to know about these cookies is that they have anise (the flavor of black licorice) seeds in them. The last time I went to buy anise seeds, they were out so I bought anise flavoring instead. The flavoring worked just as well. The three foodies in my house love these cookies. The two food fussies, passed on them…..their loss.
Million Dollar Cookies
- 1 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. anise seed
- Make into balls; flatten with glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
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