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Why do my beautiful Sicilian white cookies taste unpalatable bitter?

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Flavored with anise, lemon zest and vanilla. They taste good on first bite but leave a very bitter after taste.

asked by Susan 4 months ago

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kim
added 4 months ago

How much lemon zest does it call for? Did you get the pith in the zest? That can sometimes be bitter.

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added 4 months ago

I thought if that but I tried to be careful about that. Would too much anise extract make it bitter?

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Em
added 4 months ago

One of your dry ingredients may have spoiled. Or, maybe you added too much baking soda/powder, which is bitter. That's a shame, they ARE beautiful....

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added 4 months ago

Would cream of tartar make them bitter? It was called for as an ingredient. I’ve only ever used it when whipping egg whites.