Crisp Lemon Cookies with Anise Frosting

Deneece Gursky


I found this recipe on the side of a Krusteaz Lemon Bar mix. I tweaked it to my liking a bit and added the anise frosting and also lemon frosting and came up with these. The cookies are crisp and refreshing and a great summer treat. My daughter loves thick crisp cookies, she is not a fan of softer types. So I wanted something she would enjoy also. She loved them. I made 36 large cookies and there are none left. lol. I made 12 plain unfrosted, 12 with anise frosting and 12 with lemon frosting. There is one plain cookie left


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    krusteaz lemon bar mix
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    2 sticks of softened butter
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    2 eggs
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    2 c flour
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    1 teaspoon baking soda
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    1/2 teaspoon salt
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    1/2 t vanilla
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    1 teaspoon pure lemon extract

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    lemon extract
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    anise extract
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    1 can white frosting (not the fluffy or whipped cream kind)
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    sugar (granulated)

How to Make Crisp Lemon Cookies with Anise Frosting


  1. Cream together butter and pouch of lemon filling mix from krusteaz box. Add in vanilla and pure lemon extracts
  2. To this add 2 eggs and stir until well blended
  3. Now add in flour, pouch of crust mix from krusteaz box, soda, and salt. Stir this until dough forms. You may have to knead the dough with your hands. (If sticky add flour to your hands before kneading)
  4. Take HEAPING Tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Roll in bowl of sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Be sure to place balls at least 2 inches apart because the expand. (I fit 12 cookies on a tray)
  5. Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are golden and set.
  6. Allow cookies to cool and then frost with preferred frosting (we left some unfrosted cause my daughter hates frosting)
  7. split can of frosting in half to one half add anise extract and to other half add lemon extract, stir both to blend well. Frost cookies.

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About Crisp Lemon Cookies with Anise Frosting

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #lemon, #Anise

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