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  • 1 star values: 3

These anise cookies are super soft and tender. A holiday favorite in our house! They are even more delicious when drizzled with anise icing.



Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease or line cookie sheets.

  • Combine flour, sugar, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add oil, milk, eggs, and 1 tablespoon anise extract; mix together to form a workable dough. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls, flatten slightly, and place 1 inch apart onto prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, make the icing: Mix confectioners' sugar, hot water, and 1 teaspoon anise extract together until smooth. Spoon or drizzle over warm cookies and allow to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 19.8g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 0.3mg; sodium 42.4mg. Full Nutrition