Anise Sugar Cookies

These are a pretty cookie and really nice flavour.

You will need:

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. Anise flavouring
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine butter, sugar, and flavouring until creamy and fluffy (maybe 2 minutes).  Reduce speed to low and add remaining ingredients. Again, beat until well mixed (2 minutes).

Roll dough into one inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet about two inches apart. Flatten the balls with a buttered glass bottom that has been dipped in sugar.

Bake for 8-9 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Cool one minute before removing to a cooling rack.

Icing

  • 1  1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp. Anise flavouring
  • 4-6 tsp. water
  • sliced almonds, lightly toasted

Beat the ingredients together except almonds. Put a little icing in the center of  the cookies and add a few sliced almonds for decoration.

This makes 3  1/2 dozen cookies.

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