Vegan Italian Anise Christmas Cookies Recipe

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Linnea Published: January 27, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Vegan Italian Anise Christmas Cookies

Buttery with a hint of anise, these vegan Christmas cookies are made with ground flax meal and almond butter for a holiday treat that everyone can enjoy.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Thicken Time: 10 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1tbspground flax meal
  • 3tbspwater
  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspanise seeds,ground
  • ½cupalmond butter
  • cupbrown sugar
  • 2tspanise extract
  • 2tbspconfectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Mix ground flax and water in a bowl; let sit until thickened, about 10 minutes.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and ground anise seeds in a bowl; mix until well combined. Add flax mixture, almond butter, brown sugar, and anise extract; mix well until a soft dough forms.

  4. Shape into 2-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten balls lightly with your hand.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bottom is lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

  6. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 91.85kcal
  • Fat: 3.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.84g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.82g
  • Fiber: 1.01g
  • Sugar: 2.87g
  • Protein: 2.55g
  • Sodium: 16.45mg
  • Calcium: 37.98mg
  • Potassium: 59.37mg
  • Iron: 0.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.06mg
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