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italian anisettes

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Kathie Carr
North Liberty, IN

One of my mother-in-laws famous Christmas cookies. If your family does not like anise you can use lemon or almond extract.

★★★★★ 1
serves 18
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For italian anisettes

  • 4 c
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    anise extract
  • ICING:
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    hot water
  • 1 tsp
    anise extract

How To Make italian anisettes

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and white sugar. Make a well in the center and add oil, milk, 1 tablespoon anise extract, and eggs. Mix together well.
  • 2
    Oil fingers and pinch off dough in 1 inch pieces. Roll into a ball and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, 1 inch apart, flatten top slightly. Bake for 8 minutes. Frost while warm.
  • 3
    To make icing blend in 1 teaspoon anise extract and enough hot water to 1 cup confectioner's sugar to form a smooth icing. You can decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles if desired.

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