Anise Oatmeal Cookies with Marzipan | © 2015 | | © 2015 |

These chewy oatmeal cookies have a distinctive anise flavour and slight nutty taste. They are glazed with milk chocolate, topped with toasted chopped almonds, and low in sugar. We love these cookies, but if you aren't a fan of anise flavour, then these cookies are not for you.

  • 175 g Old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp Einkorn, ground into flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Anise powder
  • 100 g Marzipan, finely diced
  • 100 g Butter, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 5 packet NuNaturals white stevia powder
  • 1 tbsp Raw brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 150 g Milk chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chopped almonds, toasted
  1. Preheat a fan forced oven to 170C/340F. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Toast rolled oats in a skillet over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Remove and cool to room temperature.
  3. Combine toasted rolled oats, ground einkorn, baking powder and anise powder in a bowl. Finely dice the marzipan. Cream together the diced marzipan, softened butter, egg, stevia, raw brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture until combined.
  4. Drop tablespoonful of mixture onto prepared trays and press down slightly, allowing room for spreading. Bake for 10-12 mins until golden. Stand on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Place the chopped milk chocolate in a bowl and set the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth. Coat the cookies with melted chocolate and sprinkle with some toasted almonds. | © 2015 | | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


faithy 25/11/15 08:59

These are perfect cookies for christmas! I should make some..better bookmark this recipe. Good that it is low sugar and no need to worry putting on weight. :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 25/11/15 09:00

These cookies look very tempting and I love your cup with the Salish/Haida design.



Christine Ho 25/11/15 09:34

Love chewy cookies. They are perfect as snacks for the season, Angie.

Nancy Chan 25/11/15 10:42

Yummy cookies just right for me. I don't mind the anise flavour but hubby cannot stand anise. Have a wonderful day!

Beena 25/11/15 11:01

Mouthwatering topping.. Lovely cookies

Medeja- CranberryJam 25/11/15 11:22

They look beautiful. And pairing marzipan and anise flavors sounds intriguing and must taste interesting :)

Emma | Fork and Good 25/11/15 11:24

Angie, these look amazing! And I love the cups and mugs in the photos. Beautiful :)

Unknown 25/11/15 13:45

These are so pretty and I love the sound of the anise with the marzipan.

Nammi 25/11/15 13:51

My boys would love these

Gloria Baker 25/11/15 14:10

Love these cookies Angie !
Look amazing :))

Gloria Baker 25/11/15 14:11

Love these cookies Angie !
Look amazing :))

Unknown 25/11/15 14:16

I could make this my Thanksgiving dinner! Looks so good. Lastest post of my blog : BEST ELECTRIC RESIDENTIAL BATHROOM WALL HEATER

ann low 25/11/15 14:57

I love the unique flavour of aniseed. These cookies sound delicious!

Harriet Emily 25/11/15 15:14

I absolutely LOVE marzipan! Such a great idea to add them to cookies Angie, these look amazing! Pinned!

jasna varcakovic 25/11/15 15:33

Love everything about them...especially anise aroma!

Rosita Vargas 25/11/15 16:14

Son muy lindas y golosas me gustan para mi café iré a buscarlas,abrazos

kitchen flavours 25/11/15 16:45

Lovely cookies, Angie!
I have not tried using anise in cookies before. Sounds good!

Unknown 25/11/15 17:35

Yum! I love the recipe! Cookies look perfect! I gotta give your recipe a try!

Happy Thanksgiving!

[Reply] 25/11/15 17:41

Oh wow, could you please send me some right over? I love anise. One of my favorite spices to work with for sweets!

Kelly 25/11/15 17:58

These look delicious, Angie! Oatmeal cookies are my favorite! I love the anise and the melted chocolate makes these so pretty!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 25/11/15 18:06

I love Anise, and these look scrumptious indeed, Angie! Thanks for sharing, and have a great Thanksgiving :)

The Hungary Buddha 25/11/15 18:10

I have so many marzipan loving friends that will LOVE these!

Nava K 25/11/15 18:15

Marzipan and for the health is wealth Stevia and oats, awesomeness I see. Tempting cookies.

My Little Italian Kitchen 25/11/15 22:02

Anise seeds are so good, I love them in biscuits. They have a unique flavour. Nice recipe Angie!

The Yum List 25/11/15 22:30

I'm very interested to try these cookies. I find anise and marzipan tricky flavours to get just right. I've moved over to a new site. I've love your feedback when you have moment. Warm regards, Monica

Evelyne CulturEatz 26/11/15 02:14

Ha ha ha love the disclaimer. Thankfully I am a fan of anise flavor. And marzipan! These cookies sounds amazing Angie!

motherrimmy 26/11/15 02:23

I can't resist any cookie with oats in the mix. These are darling little bites - perfect for my cup of chai tea!

Catherine 26/11/15 05:12

Dear Angie, These are wonderful cookies for the holidays.
I love them.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. xo Catherine

Rafeeda AR 26/11/15 07:04

These cookies would be having a wonderful flavor... love the chocolate topping...

Amelia 26/11/15 14:04

Hi Angie, this cookies look addictive, with a cup of nice coffee, sure hard to stop munching.
Excellent photography skill.

Have a nice day,regards.

Sweet Posy Dreams 26/11/15 14:31

My husband loves anise. I think he'd love those cookies. And they are so pretty, too!

Holy_Food 26/11/15 17:36

Cookies with fabulous topping looks amazingly delicious.
Thanks for sharing and happy thanksgiving.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 26/11/15 18:53

I love oatmeal cookies and yours are some of the prettiest I've seen! Perfect for the holidays!

fimere 26/11/15 19:50

ils doivent être bien parfumés à l'anis j'aime beaucoup
bonne soirée

Pame Recetas 26/11/15 22:03

These are very special and different cookies, I am quite fond of anise, so I will love them, greqt recipe Angie, big hugs

Tania| My Kitchen Stories 26/11/15 23:50

How I love Marsipan its a rare recipe that uses it. You are a clever clever cooker Angie

Unknown 27/11/15 00:43

these look perfectly poppable, like I won't be able to stop at 1!!

Unknown 27/11/15 01:32

These are so cute!
I love that they are just a bite or two, perfect for a cup of tea.
Thanks so much for sharing
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Velva 27/11/15 01:44

As always, love it. I really enjoy marzipan but it is under appreciated and under used here in the states.


Unknown 27/11/15 02:04

These sound like perfect treat for an afternoon coffee or tea break, well, actually any time of the day! The marzipan makes them look so pretty!

Sharon D. 27/11/15 04:51

How nice it would be to have one of these right now. Very gorgeous cookies, Angie!

Copycake kitchen 27/11/15 12:52

Lovely cookies ! I also plan to start my christmas cookies soon. :)

Copycake kitchen 27/11/15 13:15

Lovely cookies ! I also plan to start my christmas cookies soon. :)

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 27/11/15 14:03

Oh, Angie! These cookies are absolutely delicious. Love how delicious and full of yummy flavors they are.

Amy (Savory Moments) 27/11/15 15:19

These cookies look delicious, Angie! What a nice flavor combination.

Sophies Foodie Files 27/11/15 20:38

Fantastic inviting cookies, dear Angie! I love marzipan & star anise too, so does my husband!

MMMMM! These are great to be enjoyed when it is Sinterklaas soon! Yumm! I also love the combo of spelt flour with oat flour, double yum!

Cheri Savory Spoon 27/11/15 23:29

I love these cookies Angie, perfect for the holidays!

Cynthia 27/11/15 23:59

You had me at anise. Love that flavour and these cookies look great.

Tricia Buice 28/11/15 03:13

I've always loved anise Angie - especially in a pizzelles so I think these would be a favorite of mine. The combination of anise and chocolate sounds so interesting - I would love to try these! Thanks so much!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 28/11/15 17:19

These look so gourmet and delicious!! Christmas is coming up and these seem like they might be a great snack. :-) Thanks for sharing, Angie!

Choclette 28/11/15 21:07

Oh anise powder? How interesting. I've made cookies with ground fennel seeds, but I've not really come across anise. These sound delightful and look really cute too and anything with marzipan gets my vote.

Sue/the view from great island 28/11/15 21:12

I don't know how you come up with all these unique and healthy recipes, Angie, I'm in awe.

grace 28/11/15 22:40

i haven't seen marzipan used in a cookie recipe before--very tasty concept!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 29/11/15 02:51

These cookies look amazing! They sound perfect for the holidays coming up.

Barbara 29/11/15 13:26

Lovely little mouthfuls, full of flavors I love, Angie!

Debra Eliotseats 29/11/15 19:44

I was just reading about biscochitos (NM state cookie) which also uses anise. These look so festive and a perfect holiday cookie as well!

My Inner Chick 29/11/15 21:38

these gems look devour-able! x

Recipes Online 30/11/15 11:27

Looks good, my kids love it.

Monica 30/11/15 16:18

Oh, my mouth is so watering right now! These look amazing! The texture must be so good. I like anise in moderation...I'm sure I could use a bit less...

Pam 30/11/15 17:33

Yum! They look delicious.

Evi @ greenevi 30/11/15 17:59

I love these!
Anise is one of my favourite things, but I have never tried in cookies, so now can't wait to make them :)

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 30/11/15 18:55

Love how tempting and delicious these cookies look and sound. They would go well with a steaming cup of coffee! :)

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 30/11/15 19:43

Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites! LOVE the addition of star anise and nuts! These cookies are most definitely my type of cookie - DELICIOUS! Cheers!

Unknown 30/11/15 20:06

That is a perfect combination of flavors Angie. We use anise seeds in Indian cooking so much, I absolutely adore the liquorish flavor it provide. You have paired it beautifully with the marzipan. I would love to take a bit at it. Looks amazing.
Pinning to bake.

Peachy @ The Peach KItchen 1/12/15 00:45

This looks like a leveled-up Oatmeal cookies!

Gingi 1/12/15 01:20

MAN, your food always looks so GOOD!! -

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 1/12/15 02:25

These cookies look perfect to go with my afternoon cup of tea! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 1/12/15 03:32

I am a fan of anise and can't wait to try these. So pretty too, Angie!

Adina 1/12/15 13:08

Wonderful looking cookies, I would love one right now with the coffee.

beyondkimchee 1/12/15 23:33

Love these little munches! So cute! I can pop these in my mouth by a dozen.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 1/12/15 23:41

Yes bring on the Anise flavour, I love it!

mjskit 2/12/15 03:58

Anise is the flavor of a New Mexico Christmas cookies called biscochitos, but I've never seen any other cookies that use it. I love that flavor and I love yours cookies! The chocolate and almonds make them even more irresistible!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 2/12/15 18:11

The anise flavor with the chocolate, almonds and oatmeal sounds like a wonderful combination, Angie! They would look so pretty on a holiday cookie platter too.

Vicky & Ruth- May I Have That Recipe 3/12/15 01:29

This is such a unique recipe! It looks so delicious! I love the idea of combining oats and anise in a cookie :)

Marcelle 3/12/15 18:02

Wow, this is a fun recipe! They sound delicious and I can't wait to try something new! Thanks for sharing and your pics are terrific!

Gina 4/12/15 14:59

Chewy, anise, chocolate, marzipan. . . what's not to love?

Hema 4/12/15 17:21

The cookies look superb, I love anise flavor in biscotti, so I think I would love these cookies..

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 5/12/15 04:36

I've never used marzipan, so I am curious to learn more about that. These cookie do look like the perfect bite!

Jeanette 10/12/15 22:59

I love anise flavors - I'm intrigued by the addition of chopped marzipan to these cookies.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 31/12/15 00:01

We love anise in our biscotti Angie, so I know that my family would love these cookies!


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