Nana's Anise Cutout Cookies

nancy catanzaro

By
@trixie4766

These cookies have been made in my family for 4 generations now and I must say that they are a family favorite above all others. If you love the flavor of anise I think you will surely Love these cookies.


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1 1/3 c
butter, room temperature
1 1/2 c
sugar
1 1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/4 tsp
anise extract
2
eggs
6-8 tsp
milk
4 c
all-purpose flour
3 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Thoroughly cream butter,sugar vanilla and anise.
Add eggs; beat til light and fluffy
2
Stir in milk
3
Gradually add dry ingredients(I use my kitchen aid stand mixer) til blended.
Divide dough in half and chill several hours
4
When ready to bake; On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/4 in thickness. Cut into your favorite shapes. Bake on greased cookie sheet spaced 1 in. apart for 9-11 minutes.(depending on how thick or thin you roll them) @ 375 degrees. Cool slightly, remove from pan to rack to decorate. Frost as you
wish..............Yields 3-4 dozen depending on thickness and size of cutter
5
Frost with your favorite Buttercream frosting
Hint: I add anise to my frosting to compliment the flavor in the cookie...Nana always did. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies