Italian Anisette Cookies

Italian Anisette Cookies

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"Old Italian recipe."

Ingredients

servings 265 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and white sugar. Make a well in the center and add oil, milk, 1 tablespoon anise extract, and eggs. Mix together until dough is sticky.
  3. Oil fingers and pinch off dough in 1 inch pieces. Roll into a ball and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, 1 inch apart, flatten top slightly. Bake for 8 minutes. Dip cookies in Icing while warm.
  4. To Make Icing: Blend in 1 teaspoon anise extract and enough hot water to 1 cup confectioner's sugar to form a smooth icing.
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This is my Italian grandmother's recipe, to a T (except for the baking power typo, of course - 3 teaspoons works perfectly :) We call them "Sciamellis" in my family. The key with these cookies...

These were delicious and authentic Italian cookies with a nice strong anisette flavor. I presume the recipe had a typo regarding the 6 Tbs. of baking powder and I reduced it to 1 heaping Tbs. ...

Love this cookie. 11 minutes seems perfect for bake time. I've been using an old recipe for years and it somehow just changed over time and the cookies were just boring. This is great. Very nice...

This is the best anisette cookie I have tasted. This cookie is also delicious when almond extract is used instead of anise extract.

I adjusted the baking powder to 6 tsp, not tablespoons like the recipe says and they were incredible!!! It must be a typo. They were so moist and cakey with just the right amount of anise flav...

This recipe is very close to the one I have. The important ingredients are about the same. One recommendation I would make is not to add additional flour. I knead my dough and it is very stick...

I did put in the 6 table spoons of baking soda and boy did they have a bad aftertaste. The recipe should be good if baking soda is adjusted. Maybe Heather can double check and rewrite the reci...

This cookie was a rel hit with my husband and children. A very nice tasting cookie, followed the directions and turned out great. Perfect amount of icing too.

Very, very good. I made these with lemon extract yesterday after I couldn't get to the store to get anise and WOW! They were great. Two things though--everyone else is right about the baking ...