Anise Cookies

This Christmas cookie recipe come to us from Sandra- one of our readers and we are thrilled to have it!! These cookies are amazing, but I’ll let Sandra tell you all about them:

These cookies are my husband’s childhood favorite. His Italian grandmother made them every
Christmas. When we first were married I asked her for the recipe. “Oh, a few handfuls of flour, and
pinch of salt…” For a new cook this was not the recipe I was looking for. So I searched recipe books and
spoke to friends. I happened upon the recipe and it has been my family’s favorite Christmas cookie for
over 20 years. When I became a Christian, my bible study would have a Christmas Cookie Swap every
year. This became the cookie that I brought every year…I couldn’t attend without it! I hope that you all
enjoy it as well!

Anise Cookies

Anise Cookies

Printable Recipe

3 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Anise
1 cup sugar
3 ½ cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt

Beat eggs, oil, Anise. Add sugar – blend. Add remaining ingredients. Dough will be stiff and a bit sticky.
Use hands to drop dough in rounds on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

This recipe yields about 30 – 36 cookies so I usually double it. It really depends on how large your rounds


1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 ¼ tablespoon of milk

Blend well, brush on cookies. Put on colored sprinkles before it dries.

P.S. My family (and the Bible study!) likes thick frosting so just add sugar until it’s the consistency you


Thanks so much Sandra for taking part in our Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange. We hope you and your family will have a very Merry Christmas!!

If you have a favorite recipe you’re sure we’ll love and would love to be published, please send it along (a picture is optional) with your name and why it has become a favorite to [email protected] and we will post it before the Holidays are over.’

‘Til next time, sue

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