Anise Cookies

by Teri, Cookie Club Member

Recipe Courtesy of

Category: Desserts, Cookies

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Level: Baking Experience Helpful

Yield: 5 Dozen Cookies

This is an old family favorite around Christmas time, enjoy!


5 c. flour

10 tsp. baking powder

1 c. sugar

5 eggs 

1 1/2 sticks of butter or margarine

1 bottle anise extract 


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In large bowl put flour and baking powder. In another bowl whip sugar and eggs. Add to flour mixture then add butter and anise. Mix well. Put on floured board and make a big ball. Take a handful of dough and roll to thickness desired about 4 to 5 inches long. Cut into rounds. Bake 12 to 15 min. or until brown.



1/2 box confectioners’ sugar

1/2 stick melted butter

1/2 bottle anise extract


Dip or spread each cookie with icing and let dry. These can be frozen. You can also use colored sugars for decorations, or color dough with food coloring.