Anise Extract and Oil Recipes

Looking for unique recipes using anise extract and oil? Allrecipes has more than 60 trusted anise extract and oil recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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This is a simple, no frills biscotti. My friend at work gave this recipe to me. It's quick, easy and one of my favorite Italian cookie recipes.

Pfeffernusse Cookies

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I have searched far and wide for a recipe that mimics my favorite, store-bought version of these cookies. I think, after days of thrown-out cookies, I have come as close as I can get.

Aunt Anne's Sesame Cookies

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After trying my hand at countless sesame cookie recipes, my Italian girlfriend shared her Aunt Anne's recipe and I knew my search had ended! Basically an anise flavored butter cookie covered in sesame seeds. The smell when removing them from the oven is wonderful!

Italian Anisette Cookies

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Old Italian recipe.

Italian Biscotti

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A traditional biscotti recipe. Great for dunking in coffee or tea.

Anise Biscotti

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Delicious, with a hint of licorice flavor. You can store these in an airtight container for over a month.


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Pastia is what Italians make at Easter.

Italian Cookies with Anise

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Every family reunion since I can remember my great Aunt Nin brings anise-flavored Italian cookies that everybody loves. I figured out her exact recipe by trial and error but don't tell her! Sprinkle with nonpareils or sprinkles when icing is still wet, but hurry, they dry fast!

Anisette Toast

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Anise flavored Italian biscotti-like cookie that is lighter and softer in texture. This 'twice baked' cookie is enjoyable with a cup of coffee or anytime.

Italian Easter Bread (Anise Flavored)

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Growing up, this was the best treat of Easter morning (and still is)! One bite of this light, fluffy, sweet bread and you're twelve years old again! Bakery quality in two hours. Try this South Philly Italian tradition and keep the heritage alive...Buona Pasqua a Tutti!

Pizzelles II

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An thin traditional anise flavored Italian cookie made with a pizzelle iron.

Anise Walnut Biscotti

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This recipe was given to me by my Grandmother Nancy (Saccuzzo). She was a great little Italian Nana. She taught me how to cook and was an inspiration in my life. Enjoy with your favorite red wine or coffee.

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"Traditionally served at Easter and my favorite Italian dessert. Delicious cold with a sprinkle of cinnamon!" –Linda (LMT)

Pizzelles I

"I have used this family recipe for years. While still hot, they can be shaped into a cone and later filled with ice cream or your favorite filling." – BelleD

Italian Easter Cookies (Biscotti)

This is my Italian grandmother's recipe from long ago. She use to make these cookies for every Easter celebration. I have since picked up where she left off and now make these cookies as part of our Easter tradition. I love the anise flavoring but if you don't like anise you can substitute with almond extract and they are just as good! This is my favorite cookie to dip in my coffee! Enjoy!