Italian anise cookies

15 servings
15 min
9 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 15


3/4 cup sugar

1 stick unsalted butter (melted)

2 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon anise extract

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

For glaze:

Multicolored nonpareils

1 cup confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon anise extract

5 teaspoons milk


  • For dough:
    Heat oven to 325°. Beat first 5 ingredients in a large bowl with mixer until blended. On low speed, beat in next 3 ingredients until blended. Drop rounded measuring teaspoons of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet(s). Bake 8 to 10 minutes until bottoms are light golden. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  • For glaze:
    Mix all of the ingredients together to make a smooth consistency. Dip tops of cooled cookies in glaze and, while wet, sprinkle with nonpareils. Let set.


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