Italian Anise Chocolate walnut cookies

Nor Mac


This was passed down by my Italian mother In law. I absolutely love these cookies. It is truly a very delicious cookie. I love making these during the winter months. I have had many compliments on this recipe. I am sharing a favorite for you all to enjoy. :-)


★★★★☆ 4 votes

15 Min
10 Min


  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 12 oz
    chocolate melted. semi sweet or dark
  • 1/2 c
    sambuca or anise flavored liquor
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp

  • 2 c
    confection sugar

How to Make Italian Anise Chocolate walnut cookies


  1. melt the butter and the chocolate in a double boiler stir until smooth
  2. whisk the eggs Sambuca and the 2 1/2 tablespoons of sugar together.
    Add walnuts to the egg mixture and mix. set bowl aside
  3. In another bowl sift the baking powder,salt,and flour together
  4. whisk the melted chocolate in to the egg mixture. Stir flour in to the mixture and blend well.Refrigerate dough until it stiffens up enough to make cookie balls with
  5. make balls out of dough about an inch wide. Roll in confection sugar,and place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 until centers crack (about 10 minutes)Remove and cool.

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About Italian Anise Chocolate walnut cookies

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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