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.
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!