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Heather's Favorite Anise Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Heather's Favorite Anise Cookies, by , is from The MacInnes/McSweeney Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Barbara Faust
Added: Monday, October 12, 2009


1/4 c. softened butter
1/4 c. shortening
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
3 1/2 flour
7 tsps. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. anise extract
2/3 c. light cream

1 T. melted butter
2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup warm milk
1 1/2 tsps. anise extract
rainbow sprinkles, if desired

Heat oven to 375 F. Combine butter and shortening with sugar and beat until smooth. Add eggs. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk Add to butter mixture along with the anise and the cream until just blended. Overmixing will make the dough tough. Form the dough into generous teaspoon-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten slightly and bake about 15 minutes. When cool apply frosting and rainbow sprinkles if desired.
Melt 1 T. butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add sugar, milk and anise and stir until smooth. Frost cookies by dunking tops into the icing and topping with sprinkles. Frosting hardens as it cools.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe comes from Jerry McSweeney via Yankee Magazine.




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