Italian Anise Cookies.

Italian Anise Cookies.

3 eggs

2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 tsp plus 1/8 tsp. anise extract

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

5 tbsp milk

2 cup powdered sugar

1 sprinkles

1.Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time. Add 2 teaspoons anise extract.

2.Blend flour and baking powder in a bowl. Start by adding a third of dry ingredients to butter and sugar, then add 1 tablespoon of milk. Add another third of flour mixture and 1 tablespoon of milk. Finally mix in the rest of flour until dough is like a brownie batter (should be softer than a drop cookie dough) .

3.Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to make round drop cookies. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

4.For icing, mix powdered sugar, milk and 1/8 tsp anise extract to make a glaze. I make it thick and microwave for 10 seconds. Dip top of cookies in glaze, turn over and immediately top with sprinkles so they stick. Let harden for a few hours or overnight.


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