I was looking to bake something on Christmas Eve and found Struffoli. I used the recipe from Giada. Others use similar ingredients. I baked the cookies--before adding the honey--instead of frying them. I used vanilla in the recipe but I will try anise next time. After eating a few cookies, I realized they reminded me of cookies from years ago. A caveat, the dough is very sticky. I cooled it as directed but still had to oil my hands to roll the cookies. You will see that Giada added flour to the dough after it came out of the refrigerator. Anyway, it is sticky stuff. I did the honey, sugar, and lemon mix and they were great. Put some sprinkles on and they are done. I think these cookies would be perfect for a gathering where they would be eaten the night you make them. The ones I ate the following morning were a bit soggy and the honey was dripping off the tray.