Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes (or up to an hour)
Servings: About 2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons anise extract
2 1/2-3 cups of flour (here’s where the guessing comes in)
1 tablespoon baking powder
2-3 tablespoons milk
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
4 tablespoons milk
1/8 teaspoon anise
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Add butter and sugar to the mixer, turn on low and mix until smooth.
3. Slowly add eggs to mixer, one at a time.
4. In separate bowl, add together dry ingredients. It’s recommended that you sift the flour, but it’s not a big deal if you don’t.
5. Slowly add all the dry ingredients with the mixer on low.
6. Add the teaspoon of anise.
7. On a cookie sheet, roll/scoop quarter sized cookie dough balls with the bottoms flattened. I use a very small cookie scooper; it’s a lot easier and all the cookies usually come out the same size.
8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. They should be lightly golden but still soft.
9. Icing: mix together powdered sugar, anise extract and milk, and microwave for 10 seconds to make it dip-able.
10. After letting cookies cool, dip the tip of the cookie into the icing and add sprinkles if you want to get jazzy.
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