This recipe is from Haaretz's archives.


Makes 30 cookies.
¼ cup of oil
¼ cup of water
1 tablespoon of anise seeds, washed well
1 egg
the shavings of half a lemon
¼ cup of sugar
½ teaspoon of baking powder
250 grams of flour


1. Mix wet ingredients (oil, water, egg, lemon shavings and anise seeds) in a bowl.

2. Add in dry ingredients (sugar, baking powder and flour) gradually until dough forms.

3. Roll out dough until approximately ½ centimeter thick and cut into cookies (he suggests 4 centimeters). If you would like, make the edges a zigzag – kind of like matza.

4. Bake at 180 degrees (Celsius) until golden