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Soft Chocolate Cookies with Grapefruit and Star Anise

['8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped', '1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, diced', '1 teaspoon plus 1/4 cup sugar', '3 whole star anise*', '1/4 cup all purpose flour', '1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder', '1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt', '1/4 teaspoon baking powder', '2 large eggs', '2 tablespoons honey', '2 teaspoons finely grated grapefruit peel']

Combine chocolate and butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 10-second intervals until chocolate is almost melted; remove and stir until melted and smooth. Finely grind 1 teaspoon sugar and 3 star anise in spice mill or small coffee grinder. Transfer to small bowl; whisk in flour, cocoa, coarse salt, and baking powder.
Beat remaining 1/4 cup sugar, eggs, honey, and grapefruit peel in large bowl until thick and smooth. Fold in chocolate, then dry ingredients. Cover bowl; chill batter until cold and firm, at least 45 minutes and up to 1 day.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets, spacing mounds 2 inches apart.
Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until dry-looking and tester comes out with moist crumbs still attached, about 10 minutes. Cool on sheet 3 minutes, then transfer to racks and cool completely. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Store airtight between sheets of waxed paper.
Star anise is a brown, star-shaped seedpod. It's available in the spice section of some supermarkets and at specialty

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