Anise Italian Cookies

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Carol Junkins

By
@CarolAJ

This cookie recipe was given to me by my Italian sister-in-law maybe 20 years ago. Her mom made 100 cookies as she had 14 children , of course we have downsized it to 20 cookies now. They are hundred times better than the ones you buy in the supermarkets ! The best when dipped in your morning coffee !
I know you will love them.
(This is my own photo)

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 20 lrg. cookies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    flour
  • 3 medium
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    crisco
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 bottle
    anise extract (2 fluid oz)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla (if desired)

How to Make Anise Italian Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream sugar, eggs, butter and Crisco together. Then add anise extract, gradually add the flour and Baking powder (I end up using more than 2 cups, til I get a cookie dough consistency and no longer sticky)then roll into balls (around 1 inch in size)
    Press down a little on top.
  2. Place balls on lightly greased cookie sheet.
    Bake 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  3. I also glaze with confectioner sugar & milk,when completely cooled, then sprinkle with nonpareils.

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About Anise Italian Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian



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