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Anisette Cookies

  •  4.9 stars stars based on 20 reviews
  •   94% would make this again
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For the cookies:
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon anise extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 to 3 eggs

For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
colored sprinkles or non-pareils

To make the cookies, pre-heat oven to 350 F. Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Stir in extracts, then stir in dry ingredients. Add one egg at a time until dough can be formed into a ball (you will need 1 to 3 eggs depending on the humidity in your kitchen and how large the eggs are). Form dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

For the glaze, in a small saucepan slowly stir a small amount of milk into the powdered sugar until it creates a glaze thin enough to be spread over the cookies. Stir over low heat then spread over cooled cookies. Quickly top with sprinkles.

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Reviews of Anisette Cookies:

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  A cookie baker  Dec 4, 2009
Would make this again.
It is possible that your baking powder is expired. Try it with some fresh baking poweder and see if that makes a difference. Good luck, becasue these are really good, and traditional in my family. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Redmond  Oct 26, 2009
Would make this again.
These were delicious and turned out exactly like they were supposed to! They were so simple and quick- thanks for the recipe!!! 5 stars

  Izzy  Nov 28, 2008
Would make this again.
I loved the lemon extract being added into the recipe. It added a great zing. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in CT  Dec 22, 2007
Would make this again.
My Nana used to make these cookies when I was little for Easter & Christmas, her recipe got lost and when I used this version they tasted the same. It is nice to have the cookies back in our holidays.

Note- Use unsalted butter!
5 stars

  Tami in Delray Beach, FL  Dec 10, 2007
Would make this again.
these are addicting!!! i double the recipe and it's still not enough! DELICIOUS!!!!! 5 stars

  Norma in Cheektowaga, NY  Dec 12, 2006
Would make this again.
Another cookie just like my Aunt makes...Have been instructed to make them again this year. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in new york  Dec 11, 2006
Would not make this again.
The first batch of cookies I baked were pretty good. After that I tried 6 dozen on different days and they went really flat in the oven. Help!!!!!!! I would really like some input. 3 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 10, 2006
Would make this again.
YUMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Oct 15, 2006
Would make this again.
Excellent recipe 5 stars

  MICHELE in FL  Sep 14, 2006
Would make this again.

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