Anise Cookies

Anise Cookies recipe. These delicious cookies have been a favorite in my family  for many generations. They are so simple to make and fun to color.


Anise Cookies

Ingredients

For 4 Dozen(s)

For the Cookies:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 teaspoons anise or you can use almond extract

For the Glaze:

  • 3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon anise or almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • colored sprinkles
 
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Directions

  1. In mixer, beat eggs on high until light and foamy, then add to large mixing bowl.
  2. Return to mixer and combine flour, sugar and baking powder and mix on low speed, gradually beat in butter and extract. Mixture resembles crumbs.
  3. Add in beaten eggs to the crumb mixture and dough should be stiff, if not. add a little bit more flour.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-13 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Bottom of cookies will be slightly brown tops will not be browned.
  6. While cookies are cooling, make glaze.
  7. Using a small bowl combine glaze ingredients except the sprinkles.
  8. Dip each cookie in glaze place on parchment paper and top each cookie with colored sprinkles.
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Reviews

5
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Very good quick recipe. Everyone loved them!!!! - Josy
5
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Yesterday, I was a cookie making fiend. Lots of anise flavored treats including this one. Shared t...
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- TheKoob
5
Thursday, 14 December 2017
These were rated the absolute best cookies ever by my Italian husband's family. The cookies are mois...
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- SProvo
5
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Made these with my daughter today! Delicious, just like nonna used to make! - bequus
5
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Made these delicious cookies for the St. Joseph's Altar. Everyone loved them. So soft and tended a...
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- nanajf
5
Thursday, 14 December 2017
These cookies are absolutely delicious and easy to make. I will definitely be making these again. - IsisM
5
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Very easy recipe to make and delicious results! Adding this to my annual list of must make Christma...
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- Jeruby43
5
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Absolutely delicious, my house smelt like an Italian bakery! - benincasa69


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