Knead all ingredients into a smooth dough. Make it a rolling pin, with a diameter of about 5 cm. Put it covered in the fridge for ½ hour. Cut slices of the rolling pin about 1 cm thick. Place them in a baking dish on baking paper and place the dish in a preheated oven at 185 ° C for 15 minutes. The cookies must remain light in color. Check during the baking process.

Beautiful girls from Ghent - Gentse mokken  

250 g of patisserie flour 150 g of butter 100 g of candy sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp aniseed powder 1 tsp cinnamon
The name probably refers to the Ghent dialect word for beautiful girls. The origin of the cookie would have a simple, historical explanation. Because Ghent is on the water, the city used to be plagued by mosquitoes. The pronounced aroma of anise and cinnamon was used to expel the mosquitoes. Nice story, but whether it is true....
A Recipe Guide For The Amateur Chef Belgian Cuisine

Beautiful girls

from Ghent -

Gentse mokken  

250 g of patisserie flour 150 g of butter 100 g of candy sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp aniseed powder 1 tsp cinnamon
Knead all ingredients into a smooth dough. Make it a rolling pin, with a diameter of about 5 cm. Put it covered in the fridge for ½ hour. Cut slices of the rolling pin about 1 cm thick. Place them in a baking dish on baking paper and place the dish in a preheated oven at 185 ° C for 15 minutes. The cookies must remain light in color. Check during the baking process.
The name probably refers to the Ghent dialect word for beautiful girls. The origin of the cookie would have a simple, historical explanation. Because Ghent is on the water, the city used to be plagued by mosquitoes. The pronounced aroma of anise and cinnamon was used to expel the mosquitoes. Nice story, but whether it is true....
a recipe guide for the amateur chef Belgian Cuisine