Anise Cookies stack on top of each other, with a glass of milk at the back
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Anise Cookies

Anise cookies will make you a believer in the deliciousness of anise! Simple ingredients and prep result in your new favorite cookie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Anise Cookies, Anise Cookies Recipe, How Do I make Anise Cookies Recipe, How To Make Anise Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting the Batter 15 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 60 cookies
Calories 262kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon anise extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon anise extract
  • hot water, about 2 tablespoons

Decorations (optional)

  • sprinkles, colored sugar, or jimmies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together, flour, baking powder, and white sugar. Create a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  • Add the oil, milk, 1 tablespoon anise extract, and eggs to the well and mix together until dough is sticky. Allow the batter to sit for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the icing. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together confectioners sugar, 1 teaspoon anise extract, and just enough hot water to form a smooth icing; set aside.
  • Oil your fingers and pinch off dough into 1-inch pieces. Roll pieces into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheets, 1 inch apart. Slightly flatten balls with the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake cookies for about 8 minutes. Dip the cookies in the icing immediately after they come out of the oven. Decorate, with sprinkles, colored sugar, or jimmies while the icing is still wet and unset.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/18 of the recipe | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 115mg | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.5mg