Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies Recipe

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4.5 3 2
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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
MAKES:
84 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./ batch + cooling
MAKES:
84 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./ batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon anise extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ICING:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Colored sprinkles, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
For icing, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla, and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies; place on waxed paper. Decorate with sprinkles if desired; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 82 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon anise extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ICING:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Colored sprinkles, optional
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For icing, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla, and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies; place on waxed paper. Decorate with sprinkles if desired; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p64

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Foxycook User ID: 6325977 279522
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2017

"This is a delightful change from the usual crispy, loaded with something cookie.

The cake like texture makes it special. The anise extract makes it great.
For those who don't like anise flavoring, I think orange, lemon, or vanilla extract would be
perfect, though I would make the icing for vanilla cookie flavored.
I didn't make icing to frost the cookie. I made a simple glaze and spoon drizzled it over them, then sprinkled colored sugar on top."

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msmmitchell User ID: 7394062 177293
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"Delicious, but best of all so simple."

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LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 177291
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"What a delicious cookie. It's now going to be on my must-have Christmas cookie list."

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