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Anisette Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Anisette Cookies, by , is from Our Family Cookbook -- Celebrating Our Southern Roots & More, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Louise Lines/Bonnie Lienhardt
Added: Monday, September 21, 2009


3 cups flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. anise flavoring

Confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. anise flavoring

Preheat oven to 305F. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, until well blended. Add flour to creamed mixture slowly, alternating with heavy cream. Add in extract and flavoring last. Best made in a stand mixer, or you made need to add the last of the flour and stir by hand (mixture will be stiff). For best results, chill dough for a while before shaping into balls the size of walnuts. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake in preheated over for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Let cool, then dip into glaze and decorate with your choice of sprinkles or non-pareils.

To make glaze, to confectioner's sugar, add cream of tartar and extract and flavoring. Slowly whisk in enough milk to get the desired consistency. For a single recipe of cookies, start with 1/2 a 1-pound box of confectioner's sugar. You may also add a few drops of food coloring to the glaze of desired.

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Personal Notes:
Thanks, Bonnie for finding this. It was always our favorite Christmas cookie!




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