Johnny really loved these ones. He is a fan of the chewy cookie. They were super simple to make, and the anise extract gave it a real different flavor. Not one you would expect in a cookie. Since I did not use a pastry bag to pipe them into perfect buttons, they came out bigger than they were suppose to, and took longer to cook. They stuck to the parchment paper, so I allowed the later batches to cool directly onto the parchment paper. This prevent the sticking. My first time using anise extract. Also, on her web-site.