Anise Cookies Recipe


Yield: 3 dozen cookies


1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cups sugar

1 teaspoon anise extract

1 teaspoon lemon extract

3 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder (Yes, really. These guys will puff up. And they are supposed to be airy, almost like a biscuit, but not quite.)

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 eggs

Glaze Ingredients:* 1 cup powdered sugar

Milk (eyeball it, no specific measurement, you choose your consistency)

Colored sprinkles


Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

Beat together butter and sugar until creamy.

Stir in anise and lemon

Add eggs. Blend.

Add dry ingredients – blend together.

The dough should be almost crumbly, but when you roll it in your hand it stays together.

Form dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. (Try not to get much bigger than 1 inch)

Bake for 15 minutes.

Cool and glaze.


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