anise cookies








¾ cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups sifted flour

1½ teaspoons Anise Seed

½ cup finely chopped pecans, optional

1½ cups confectioners’ sugar

1½ to 2 Tablespoons milk or water

¼ teaspoon anise oil or extract for flavor




  1. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Add baking powder and salt to sifted flour; stir with wire whisk. Gradually add dry ingredients and anise seed to butter mixture, beating well after each addition.
  2. Shape dough into log, about 1½ inches in diameter and 12 inches long. Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut log into thin slices and place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  5. Blend together powdered sugar, milk and anise extract for extra flavor.

Makes 28 to 30 Cookies

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