Can you substitute fennel seeds for anise seeds in cookie recipes? Thanks!

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Aunt Clara's Anise Seed Cookies
Recipe question for: Aunt Clara's Anise Seed Cookies

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irina December 9, 2013
Yes, it's fine. Agree with Maedi, grind them up first.
Cheers
irina
 
Maedl December 9, 2013
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.
 
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