Anisette Cookie Recipe

Anisette Cookie Recipe

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3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup butter softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon anise extract


3 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 teaspoons butter, softened
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 to 1/3 cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. In another bowl, Stir flour and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For glaze, in a large bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Dip tops of cookies into glaze. If desired, decorate with sprinkles.

Makes 7 dozen

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