Nana's Anise Cutout Cookies

nancy catanzaro


These cookies have been made in my family for 4 generations now and I must say that they are a family favorite above all others. If you love the flavor of anise I think you will surely Love these cookies.


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1 1/3 c
butter, room temperature
1 1/2 c
1 1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/4 tsp
anise extract
6-8 tsp
4 c
all-purpose flour
3 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp

How to Make Nana's Anise Cutout Cookies


  • 1Thoroughly cream butter,sugar vanilla and anise.
    Add eggs; beat til light and fluffy
  • 2Stir in milk
  • 3Gradually add dry ingredients(I use my kitchen aid stand mixer) til blended.
    Divide dough in half and chill several hours
  • 4When ready to bake; On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/4 in thickness. Cut into your favorite shapes. Bake on greased cookie sheet spaced 1 in. apart for 9-11 minutes.(depending on how thick or thin you roll them) @ 375 degrees. Cool slightly, remove from pan to rack to decorate. Frost as you
    wish..............Yields 3-4 dozen depending on thickness and size of cutter
  • 5Frost with your favorite Buttercream frosting
    Hint: I add anise to my frosting to compliment the flavor in the cookie...Nana always did. Enjoy!

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About Nana's Anise Cutout Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies

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