I have a question about the recipe "Aunt Clara's Anise Seed Cookies" from Anna Hezel. Can you substitute fennel seeds for anise seeds in cookie recipes? Thanks!
Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)
Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.
I think you could make the substitution, but because fennel seeds are considerably larger than anise seed, I would grind them in a mortar and pestle to break them up a bit. I did the reverse substitution (anise seed for fennel) in a braised fennel dish that I had for dinner tonight and it was very tasty.
Yes, it's fine. Agree with Maedi, grind them up first.
You’ll be living la bella vita in no time.
Italian Housekeeping Tricks
The Best Carbonara, According to an Italian
What's New in the Neighborhood
Buttery Sheet Pan Pot Pie
The Hits Keep Coming