Italian Anise Cookies
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Italian Anise Cookies

Italian Anise Cookies traditionally are a soft, licorice flavored cookie covered with a powdered sugar glaze and nonpareil's sprinkled on top.  
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 40
Author Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Ingredients

For the Anise Cookies

For the Icing

Instructions

For the Anise Cookies

  • Preheat oven to  350 degrees F.
  • Start by adding all ingredients to your mixer; then slowly blend until the dough forms. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat mat and drop 1 tbsp. of the dough onto the pan. (The cookie won't spread much so you can place them about 2" apart.) 
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until the bottoms turn a light brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Once the cookies have cooled, dip the top of the cookie into the sugar mixture, place back on the wire rack; then sprinkle with nonpareils. (I like to dip about three to four cookies; then sprinkle because you want to make sure the sugar is still wet so the nonpareils will adhere.)

For the Icing

  • Combine the confectioners sugar, anise extract and milk in a small bowl and mix until the sugar is smooth.