Anisette Cookies
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Serves: 3 dozen
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups of flour, sifted
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice with pulp
  • 1 tsp. anise flavor
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
  • 3-4 tsp. anise flavor
  • confectioners sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in the middle & slowly add in the slightly beaten eggs while drawing in the dry ingredients.
  4. Add in melted butter, orange juice & anise flavor slowly. Mix well. Dough should be crumbly but will come together if you mix it with your hands.
  5. Roll the dough by hand into a ball, about the size of a walnut.
  6. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Cool completely before icing.
  1. Mix the melted butter & anise flavor.
  2. Add in the confectioners sugar slowly and mix until you reach your desired consistency (I prefer a thicker icing so that's about ½ cup of confectioners sugar).
Recipe by Grey Stripes & Denim at