Anise Cookies Recipe

Description: These cookies have a moderate anise flavor, which is complemented with anise icing. If you're serving them plain, or if you really love anise, you can increase the amount of anise extract to 2 teaspoons.

Anise Cookies Recipe


  • 3/4 cups Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Anise extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour

Yield: 16

Prep Time: 4 hours 20 minutes.

Cook Time: 10 minute s.

Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes.

Cream together:

Beat in:
Anise extract

Vanilla extract
All purpose flour

Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough 3 to 4 hours before rolling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark Ltd. cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with anise icing, or enjoy plain.