Christmas Cookies :: Anisette

Every since I was a teeny girl, anisette cookies were my favorite. They have such a unique taste and I think it was the little rainbow sprinkles my grandmother put on them that got me. This year, I attempted them for the first time and they came out amazing! It's been two days and I still smell the anisette every time I walk into the house 🍪


Ingredients :

  • 1 stick of softened butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 3 tablespoons of milk


  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder


  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk

Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer and add the eggs, one at a time. Add anise extract and mix. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients (pre-mix these) into the wet mix along with one tablespoon of milk as you mix. Repeat until all the dry ingredients are gone. The batter will be sticky. 

Flour a baking sheet and your hands, and roll little balls, a little smaller than a gold ball and place them on the baking sheet. 

Bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven. 

Let them cool on a rack and then sip them face down into the frosting mixture and top with your favorite sprinkles!