Soft Anisette Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Dough: 20 minutes
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 126 kcal


Cookie Ingredients:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Anise Extract
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Milk

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar sifted
  • 3-4 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Anise Extract


Cookie Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, extract and baking powder.
  4. Add the vegetable oil and milk.
  5. Add the flour, one cup at a time.
  6. Mix until well combined.
  7. Chill the dough for 20 minutes to help with stickiness.
  8. Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of dough, and roll smooth between your palms.
  9. Arrange the balls of dough 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until bottoms of the cookies are a light golden brown. The tops will still be pale.
  11. Remove from the oven, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Glaze Directions:

  1. Combine the glaze ingredients in a bowl until just smooth, it should be more thick than thin, but still runny.
  2. Dip the tops of the cooled cookies into the glaze (just enough to coat the tops), then return to the wire rack, allowing the glaze to drip down the sides of the cookie.
  3. Top with sprinkles before the glaze hardens.
  4. Cookies are best served the day they are made. Once covered the trapped moisture will soften the glaze and the colors from the sprinkles will bleed. Still tasty, but not so pretty.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Soft Anisette Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.