1Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix sugar and 3/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon; set aside.
2In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, butter, egg, anise seed, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until soft dough forms. Roll dough into 30 (1-inch) balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 1 inch apart.
3Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set and light golden brown around the edges. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.