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Anise Spritz Cookies

 Anise Spritz Cookies
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
96 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 34 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.