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Frosted Anise Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

3-1/2 dozen

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
Frosted Anise Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon anise extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Holiday sprinkles

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Spread cookies with frosting and decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
To Make Ahead: Package cookies in an airtight container, separating layers with waxed paper and freeze for up to 1 month.

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