Soft at first, these cookies harden into 'dunkers' after about 3 weeks. (Yes, they keep a long time!) They need a mold for the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cookie, but I bet that they can be made by simply cutting them out. You can substitute other flavorings for anise - lemon and almond are good.
When my friend Dee gave me this recipe I was very skeptical. Who ever heard of cheesecake made with crescent dough? I made it one day when I had 3 back-up desserts and it was one of the first to go. So easy to make and a popular demand by my family, I make it all the time. Hey!! Even my no-impress mother-in-law asked for the recipe!!! Enjoy!