2 cups all-purpose flour

cup sugar

2 teaspoons anise seeds

teaspoon baking powder

teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 eggs, lightly beaten

Vegetable cooking spray

1 teaspoon water

1 egg white, lightly beaten

1 tablespoons turbinado sugar




Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine oil, vanilla, and eggs, and add to flour mixture, stirring until well-blended.




Turn dough out onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; shape dough into a 12-inch-long roll, and flatten to inch thickness.




Combine water and egg white; stir well. Brush over dough.




Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack, and let cool




Slice roll diagonally into 26 (1/2-inch) slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on a baking sheet.




Brush slices with egg white mixture, and sprinkle evenly with turbinado sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until dry. Let cool on wire racks.




Yield: 26 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie).

PointsPlus value: 2




Note: 1-1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar may be substituted for the 1 tablespoons turbinado sugar.




Nutritional Info: CALORIES 72 (26% from fat); PROTEIN 1.6g; FAT 2.1g (sat 0.4g, mono 0.6g, poly 0.9g); CARB 11.6g; FIBER 0.3g; CHOL 16mg; IRON 0.6mg; SODIUM 30mg; CALC 10mg