How to Make Italian Cookies
- Cream shortening and sugar until smooth, add eggs, vanilla and anise oil in large bowl, Combine flour and baking soda add to creamy mixture stirring thoroughly until you have soft dough. If you can find soft cinnamon sticks, crumble into small pieces and add 1 stick of cinnamon to dough mixture.
- pinch a small amount of dough roll between hands to form a small log shaped cookie
- Dip cookie into cherry juice, then roll in sesame seeds. Bake for 12-15 minutes or till bottom of cookie is browned