These days licorice cookies are trending, and people have been experimenting happily with different recipes in their kitchens. But, do you know what licorice is? It is basically a flowering plant from the Fabaceae family. And people eat the root of the plant, which has a sweet taste. The plant can be found in North Africa, Western Asia, and Southern Europe. But how to make a licorice cookie?

In this article, you will learn about licorice cookies and how to make them. So, if you are interested in making some of these cookies, then read the rest of the article.


Licorice Cookie

First, find out the basic licorice cookie recipe so that you can at least make the cookie and taste it with your family and friends. Let’s start with the essential ingredients that you will need to make these cookies. The recipe is quite easy to make. The total time to cook these cookies is around 30 minutes. And it also depends on your experience. Let’s start.


Here are the ingredients that you need.

⦿ Salted Butter (1 cup)

⦿ Flour (2 ½ cups)

⦿ Brown Sugar (1 cup)

⦿ Granulated Sugar (1 cup)

⦿ Egg Yolk

⦿ Anise Seed and Extract (1 tablespoon)

⦿ Licorice Powder

⦿ Baking Soda (1 tablespoon)

⦿ Cream of Tartar (1 tablespoon)

⦿ Salt


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Now, come to the process that you need to follow to make excellent cookies. Here we go.

❶ First, take a bowl and a mixer. Put both sugar and butter in the bowl, and then start the mixer. My recommendation is to put the mixer on medium speed, and you should turn it on for 3 minutes. Do not stop until the mixer is fluffy and light. Now scrape the bowl.

❷ While the mixer is on, add anise extract and seed, licorice powder, and egg yolk to the mixer. Scrape the bowl again and continue to mix the mixture.

❸ Take another bowl and put flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt into it. Start mixing the mixture until the mixture is prepared.

❹ While mixing the flour and other ingredients, put the mixer on low speed. Now it is time to put all the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.

❺ Now, you need to beat the mixture until your dough is ready and well combined.

❻ Do not forget to preheat the oven before you put the dough into the oven. While preheating, put the temperature to 350 F and also put butter on two sheets.

❼ You can use a melon baller to roll small balls out of the dough. You can also put some granulated sugar for even coating as well. Now, put the rolls on the baking sheets and start baking. The temperature should be the same as it was in the preheat. The baking will take a maximum of 10 to 12 minutes to be done. You will know whether it is done or not by watching the golden edges. 

❽ Now, you need to cool the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes. And finally, wire racks will help you to cool the cookies completely. 

7 Best Licorice Cookie
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So, what are the best licorice cookie recipes that you must try at your home? With time, people have been experimenting with one or two recipes. Also, some people love to explore different recipes. If you ask me? The best thing is to know different recipes and once you become a pro in all recipes, then try some fusion.

❶ Anise Licorice Snaps Cookies

Salty Black Licorice Cookies

➌ Licorice Shortbread Cookies

➍ Licorice Caramels Cookies

➎ Low-Carb Black Licorice

➏ Black Licorice Frosting and Gingerbread Cupcakes

➐ Licorice Cookie Strips

Licorice Cookies Toppings

Licorice Cookies Toppings
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Though experimenting with the recipes is not recommended. But you can experiment with the cookie toppings to give your cookies some extra flavors. Here are some toppings that you can use.

➤ Chopped-up candy bars

➤ Mini marshmallows

➤ Crushed candy canes

➤ Mini candy-coated chocolate

➤ Toffee bars

➤ Crystallized ginger

➤ Shredded coconut

➤ Peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios

➤ Dried cranberries, raisins, and dried cherries

➤ Confetti

Chocolate chips

➤ Icing sugar

➤ Dragees

➤ Chocolate sprinkles

➤ Chopped-up cookies

➤ pretzels

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):-

Here are some interesting questions and answers that most people tend to know about the licorice cookie.

Q1. Is Licorice Harmful To Your Body?

Ans: The answer is both yes and no. If you are above 40, then licorice is highly harmful to your body. First of all, it can lead to heart disease, and your blood pressure will increase for sure. Let me give you a limit, if you eat more than 60 grams of licorice for 2 straight weeks, then it will lead you to serious health problems. Your blood pressure will increase significantly, and there will be an irregular heart rhythm. 

Q2. What Is Licorice Good For?

Ans: First of all, you should know that we eat the root of the plant, licorice. The root can be used for treating several conditions. If someone has kidney, circulatory, liver, and lung diseases, then they can eat licorice, but not a high proportion.
This time, licorice root is one of the dietary supplements that can treat conditions like menopausal symptoms, digestive problems, bacterial cough, and viral infections. 

Q3. What Is Licorice Made Of?

Ans: Some people eat licorice and use it in different recipes. But they have no idea what licorice exactly is. You must know that it is an extract from the root of a plant named licorice. In the native parts of Europe and Asia, Glycyrrhiza glabra is found.
Have you tasted licorice candy? It has a unique, bold flavor, the root of the plant is the reason behind the bold flavor. 

Final Words

So, I hope now you have a pretty good idea about the licorice cookie. If you want to add some of your experiments, you can do that also. But, remember to use licorice powder. Also, you must know that the powder tastes sweet, so you should consider giving the amount that is recommended. You can try different licorice cookie toppings as well.

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Anirban Mallick is passionate about writing since his early age. He comes from Kolkata, which is famous for its rich heritage. This young person loves to write about sports, cryptocurrency, marketing, gaming, and other topics. This is why he loves to call himself the “Jack of all Trades.” He has a PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from IIMC, Delhi. In his free time, he loves to write stories, read books, watch movies and play outdoor games, mostly football.

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