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Anise Cookies

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"MY AUNT would make these cookies for dessert. I can remember walking into the house and I'd almost swoon when I smelled them baking—the aroma seemed to fill every room. They were my favorite, and they still are. Back then, I used to pretend Aunt Carmella made them especially for me!"
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Anise Icebox Cookies

Anise Icebox Cookies

Anise Icebox Cookies

There's just the right accent of anise in these crisp old-fashioned cookies. —Sharon Nichols, Brookings, South Dakota

Aniseed Biscotti

Aniseed Biscotti

Aniseed Biscotti

My husband, Joe, is Italian, and his mother was a great cook. She made wonderful biscotti, which are popular Italian dipping cookies. She never used a recipe, but I asked her to write it down for me and I was delighted when she did.—Elizabeth Sparano, Marion, Iowa

Frosted Anise Cookies

Frosted Anise Cookies

Frosted Anise Cookies

I love anise flavoring, and my nana loved sugar cookies, so I put them together. These have a soft, from-scratch texture. It’s hard to stop at just one! —Rachele Angeloni, North Providence, Rhode Island
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Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti

Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti

Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti

Classic biscotti cookies take on a whole new level of deliciousness with help from licorice-laced aniseed. Wrap up these sweet treats for your friends and family to enjoy with a steaming cup of coffee. —Leslie Kelley, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Lemon Anise Biscotti

Lemon Anise Biscotti

Lemon Anise Biscotti

“With the growing popularity of gourmet coffees, cappuccino and espresso,” Carrie Sherrill notes in Forestville, Wisconsin, “I’m finding lots of people enjoy these classic Italian dipping cookies.”

Anise Biscotti

Anise Biscotti

Anise Biscotti

"MY AUNT would make these cookies for dessert. I can remember walking into the house and I'd almost swoon when I smelled them baking—the aroma seemed to fill every room. They were my favorite, and they still are. Back then, I used to pretend Aunt Carmella made them especially for me!"

Anise Spritz Cookies

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

Anise Sugar Cookies

Anise Sugar Cookies

Anise Sugar Cookies

As much as I love giving away my baking, a few goodies—like these cookies—are "keepers". The light anise flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture make them a perfect after-dinner treat. —P Marchesi, Rocky Point, Long Island, New York

Iced Anise Cookies

Iced Anise Cookies

Iced Anise Cookies

“It was a tradition to have these cookies on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. My grandmother always kept some on hand for her grandchildren.”—Elsie Laurenzo Palmer, Saratoga Springs, NY

Sour Cream Anise Cookies

Sour Cream Anise Cookies

Sour Cream Anise Cookies

I first made these drop cookies when I had my arm in a cast and was anxious to return to the kitchen. That should tell you just how easy these are to prepare! You'll love the subtle licorice flavor from the anise.—Mina Dyck, Boissevain, Manitoba

Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies

Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies

Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies

These soft, cake-like cookies have a pleasant anise flavor that's distinct but not overpowering. I add red and green sprinkles for Christmas, but you could decorate them to suit any occasion.—Janice Eanni, Willowick, Ohio
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