Fennel seed olive oil cookies

December 14, 2015

Author Notes:

These delicate cookies balance beautifully between savory and sweet while they melt in your mouth.

Vera Kern

Makes: 24


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cup high quality olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • powdered sugar to decorate
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Grind the fennel seed to a powder in a mortar or use a spice blender.
  3. In a bowl, mix the flour with the sugar, fennel seed powder and the salt.
  4. Add the olive oli. Knead until you have a smooth dough.
  5. Roll out dough on a flat surface and cut with a cookie cutter. I use simple shapes because the dough is very brittle.
  6. Place cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-18 minutes.
  7. Place on a cooling rack and decorate with powdered sugar.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

judy January 14, 2017
Is this right? There is no leavening of any kind in this recipe? Love fennel and was looking for an olive oil cookie. but seems to me would need baking soda/powder or egg or something. Hmmm
Author Comment
Vera K. January 15, 2017
The recipe is correct, no egg or leavening. It's like shortbread with oil instead of butter.