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Italian Cookies III

"Italian anise cookies with light frosting and sprinkles!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 91 cals
Original recipe yields 60 servings (5 dozen)

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar and baking powder. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or rub between fingers until well blended. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and anise extracts and mix into a firm dough. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place them 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons water. Drizzle over cooled cookies and decorate with sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 91 calories; 3.5 g fat; 13.4 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; 17 mg cholesterol; 59 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Something is wrong with this recipe. There was no way to form dough. Please check.

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I should have looked at the first review. The cookies were terrible!

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Something is wrong with this recipe. There was no way to form dough. Please check.

I was surprised to see this recipe. Being from an Italian household, I grew up on these cookies. In fact, I have a batch in the oven now. My mother chose to frost and sprinkle them, but I pre...

Great recipe. Just what I remembered eating as a kid. Dont get intimidated by the dough. Keep working it together and add another egg if its too dry. You work it like fresh pasta dough, beli...

Excellent recipe. I'm so happy I tried it. Could also be used with any flavoring besides anise extract. Dough and cookies came out perfectly!!!!

I should have looked at the first review. The cookies were terrible!

Great recipe....Thanks for sharing. Good cookies, the only difference is I put a couple drops of anisette in the icing also, YUMMMMM...

Burnt most of the batch because temp reads 450 so I cooked the rest of the batch @ 325 for 15 min which they came out perfect and delicious. I think it also helps to use the pastry attachment on...

I love this cookies.

Great recipe Italian anise cookies !