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Anise Cookies I

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious cut out cookies, best if made with lots of people. Kids love to help decorate these cookies."
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servings 156
Original recipe yields 150 servings (25 dozen)


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  1. Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl mix milk, baking soda, and anise oil. Add to cream mixture. Mix well. Gradually add the flour, mixing well.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  3. Refrigerate long enough to clean up mess. Leave dough in refrigerator. Take small amounts to roll out, 1/8 inch thick. Cut out in any desired shapes.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool, and frost with Easy Creamy Icing.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 156 calories; 6.3 22.5 2.3 10 22 Full nutrition

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Jennifer, my family has been baking the recipe for over 70 years (or more). It is our favorite, all time cookie!! It would not be the holiday without this cookie!

My father hadn't had anise cookies, so I surprised him with these cookies. They were a hit with him--thank you. I used the royal icing 1, to frost them but added black liquorice liquor, instead ...

My husband loved these cookies!

I wasn't very happy with these. There wasn't much flavor.

Wonderful recipe...however,I divided the dough and rolled and cut the dough for baking. They became soft, puffs cookies. Delicious!