Ground Anise Seeds are enough to flavor these distinctly licorice-like cookies. We add anise extract to keep the cookies white but replace extract at 1:2 with Ground Anise Seeds.

Prep time: 0 min

Cook time: 25 min

Total time: 25 min

Anisette Cookies
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 3 dozen


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, Ground Anise Seeds and salt in large bowl.

  3. Make a well in center and add milk, eggs, vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon anise extract. Stir to thoroughly combine. Dough will be sticky.

  4. Oil fingers and break off dough by mounded teaspoonfuls. Roll into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets, 1 inch apart. Flatten slightly with fingers.

  5. Transfer sheet to oven to bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon anise extract and lemon juice in medium bowl until no lumps remain.

  7. Remove cookies from oven and dip in icing while warm. Let cool on cooling rack until icing has hardened.