National Anisette Day | Colorful Anisette Cookies
There’s not much to say about these anisette cookies. They are tasty, even though anise isn’t one of my favorite flavors. I just made a simple version of these cookies and dyed them different colors for a pop on the plate. Anyway, I made them on Sunday and they are gone already so if that’ll tell you anything. 🙂
Colorful Anisette Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons anise extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 -3 tablespoons milk
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/8 teaspoon anise extract
- Food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350*F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add anise extract.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture in 1/3 increments, alternating with 1 tablespoon of milk. Your dough should be like brownie batter so add more flour or milk as needed.
- Using a heaping tablespoon, scoop dough and form into a ball, patting down the top slightly.
- Bake cookies 10-12 minutes, or until slightly cooked around the edges.
- In a bowl, mix sugar, milk and extract to make a sugar glaze. Separate the icing evenly into however many food colorings you have. Turn cookies upside down and dip into the food coloring. Immediately top with sprinkles.
- Allow icing to harden in the fridge.