Anise Spritz Cookies Recipe

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Buttery and delicate spritz cookies just melt in your mouth. The flavor of licorice from the anise extract makes them special.—Genise Krause, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:96 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 96 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon anise extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Red and green sprinkles

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 34 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with disk of your choice, press dough 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 8 dozen.
Originally published as Anise Spritz Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p116

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pagwife1 User ID: 3146556 148895
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Perfect texture. This will be my go-to spritz recipe."

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