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Anise Cookies

Time to share another cookie recipe that makes our Christmas cookie cut every year. Let’s make Anise cookies! Who doesn’t love Anise Cookies? Not me..lol They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside! Those cookies are simply the best! Love to keep our Christmas traditions alive! Baking cookies is our favorite


Anise cookies always make a cut in our Christmas cookie baking traditions. Hard on the outside and super soft on inside

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons room temperature vegetable shorting
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon anise extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup whole milk at room temperature

Icing

  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon anise extract
  • 1/3 –1/2 cup room temperature milk
  • sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixture with paddle attachment, cream butter, shortening and oil for two minutes until fluffy. Add sugar and blend for two more minutes.
  2. Add one egg at a time with mixer on low. Then add extract and combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder.
  4. With mixture on low, alternate adding flour and milk to combine. Scrape bowl and mix again.
  5. Dough should be soft, a bit sticky but easy to manage.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees with rack in upper third of oven.
  7. On a floured surface, scrape out dough and knead by hand for two minutes.
  8. scoop 1 tablespoon of dough. Roll each into balls between your palms after scooping each pan.
  9. Bake for ten minutes, and cool on wire racks once they come out.

Anise cookies always make a cut in our Christmas cookie baking traditions. Hard on the outside and super soft on inside

How to make Icing for Anise Cookies

  1. To make the icing, in a medium bowl, place powdered sugar and anise extract, whipping to combine. Then slowly add enough milk to make a thick and creamy icing. Too thin and it will run off cookie, too thick and you will not be able to dip the cookies. Use more or less milk or powdered sugar to get proper consistency
  2. After the glaze sets up, you can pick them up without getting sticky fingers. Cover with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

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Anise cookies always make a cut in our Christmas cookie baking traditions. Hard on the outside and super soft on inside

How awesome those Christmas cookies look ! Love this sweet Christmas tradition

Anise cookies always make a cut in our Christmas cookie baking traditions. Hard on the outside and super soft on inside

Anise cookies always make a cut in our Christmas cookie baking traditions. Hard on the outside and super soft on inside

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