Anise Cookies

Anise Cookies Recipe

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Denise Dragonetti


These are one of my grandsons favorite cookies. I had asked a friend to send me their Anise Cookie recipe several years ago and the format didn't come through on my computer properly, so I took what came through and made it into my own recipe. Mine came out much lighter, and everyone loved them. So I stuck with my version. Here it is....


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  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 bottle
    anise extract
  • 4
  • 4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder

  • 1 lb
    confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 bottle
    anise exract
  • ·
    warm water

How to Make Anise Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beat at medium after each addition. Add 1/2 bottle of Anise extract, beat until mixed. Add flour, salt and baking powder, beat at medium until mixed. Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet, bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes. Let cool and frost with Anise Frosting below.
  2. Frosting:
    Mix together Anise extract and sugar. Add warm water a little at a time until icing is correct consistency for spreading
  3. You can add a drop of food coloring to frosting to make them any color you want.

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About Anise Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #desserts

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