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Glazed Anise Cookies

"Years ago, my German neighbor made similar cookies and hung them on her Christmas tree for the neighbor kids to eat. I finally came up with my own recipe and have been very pleased with the results."
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40 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in aniseed and extract. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, water and cream of tartar; bring to a boil over low heat. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 226 degrees F (thread stage). Cool to 110 degrees F (do not stir). Stir in extract and enough confectioners' sugar to achieve spreading consistency. Spread over cookies.

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Cookies are great without the glaze, but the glaze makes a good thing better! Nice soft cookies with a smooth glaze. Love that anise flavor! There is more glaze than needed for the cookies, s...

I make springerlie every year our family german tradition and it is so time consumming. I thought I would try these this year and wow they are great and easy.

These are really delicious! Feeling a bit too lazy to roll out cookies, I used a 1" cookie scoop to scoop the chilled dough and then pressed the balls flat with the bottom of a glass dipped in ...

Yummy and my husband and every man that comes to work on our old house gets to have some with their coffee too. They all loved this recipe. Also made just butter almond cookies too. Watched t...

My mom just loves this one!!

These cookies turn out wonderfully. The glaze recipe I made 1/2 of and it was still plenty to glaze all the cookies. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe.

I found this recipe several years ago and have been making them every year since. These are my father's favorite cookies and I will make them for him at least once every year. I try to make a ...