Italian Christmas Cookies

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 tsp vanilla

3 1/2 cups flour

4 tsp baking powder

Sift dry ingredients

Cream butter and sugar

Beat in eggs and vanilla

Add dry ingredients

Knead and add flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to hands

Pinch off dough, roll in hands

Form a log and twirl into shape

Place on greased baking sheets

375 degrees 10 min


2 cups sifted confectioners sugar

2 tsp anise

6 tsp water

stir until creamy

Dip cookies in icing and sprinkle 

Place on wire rack to cool