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Best Anisette Cookies

The best things in life are sweet. One bite of these cookies and you will know it's true. Also known as "Italian Cookies"; these can be made with Anisette or with Anise flavoring. Enjoy as the perfect compliment to your Italian dinner. La Dolce Vita!

Best Anisette Cookies


For 3 people

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup(s) confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon(s) anisette liquor
  • 1 tablespoon(s) corn oil
  • 1/4 cup(s) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 2/3 cup(s) flour
  • 1 cup(s) confectioners' or glazing sugar
  • 1 1/3 tablespoon(s) milk
  • 1 1/3 tablespoon(s) light corn syrup


In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs until foamy. Add sugar, salt, baking powder, anisette; beat until smooth. In a small bowl, beat together oil and room temperature butter until well combined. Stir into batter. Gradually add flour, beating only for a short time after flour has been added. Use more or less flour to make soft cookie batter dough. Dough should be soft, but stiff enough to form a smooth shape. Cover; refrigerate dough for several hours. Using a cookie scoop or two tsp., shape the dough into small balls; press bottom of cookies lightly onto lightly greased cookie sheets, while keeping the rounded tops. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for about 15 minutes. The cookies should be crisp but do not brown - they should be very light in color. Using a spatula, transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. To ice the cookies: In a clean mixing bowl, combine 1 cup confectioners' sugar with 4 tsp. milk and 4 tsp. Karo syrup. Stir until the icing is of a spreadable consistency, adding more milk if required. A few drops of anisette may be added for flavor; a drop or two of food coloring can be stirred in for a pastel-colored icing, if desired. Dip cookie tops into icing, then optionally sprinkle with colored cookie decorations.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 955.4 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 3.52g
  • Sodium (mg): 638.87mg
  • Carbs: 175.33g
  • Fat: 21.4g
  • Saturated fat (g): 10.68g
  • Proteins: 14.47g