Italian Anise Cookies

6 Dec

Susan T's Kitchen

I love making  these cake-like Italian cookies with Anise during the holidays.  They bring back fond memories of baking in the kitchen with my mother when I was a little girl.  These cookies taste good frosted or plain and what’s even better is dipping them in coffee!  Enjoy!

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Ingredients For The Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1/2 cup of sugar ( I like sugar in the raw)
  • 3/4 cup applesauce or 3 large eggs (if you want no eggs in your cookies use 1/4 cup applesauce per egg)
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of non-dairy milk (rice dream, almond dream, soy milk) or you can use regular milk

 Ingredients For The Icing

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons non dairy milk or regular milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon anise extract

Directions For Cookies

  1. Pre-heat  oven to 350.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixer cream…

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5 Responses to “Italian Anise Cookies”

  1. cindy knoke December 6, 2015 at 3:53 am #


  2. Born To Organize December 6, 2015 at 5:34 am #

    Oh my those look good. What fun to bake with your mom when you were young.

    • Susan T's Kitchen December 6, 2015 at 7:13 am #

      I love baking!

      • Born To Organize December 6, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

        It’s an art. I’ve found that people who love to bake are amazingly creative. It’s part art, part science and 100% goodness.

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