Anyone with an Italian grandmother has probably tried these distinctly licorice-like cookies, made with both anise extract and our Ground Anise Seeds for extra flavor.
Prep time: 0 min
Cook time: 25 min
Total time: 25 min
Makes 3 dozen
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, Ground Anise Seeds and salt in large bowl.
Make a well in center and add milk, eggs, vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon anise extract. Stir to thoroughly combine. Dough will be sticky.
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.
Transfer sheet to oven to bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon anise extract and lemon juice in medium bowl until no lumps remain.
Remove cookies from oven and dip in icing while warm. Let cool on cooling rack until icing has hardened.