Glazed Anise Cookies

A hint of anise gives these glazed cookies grown-up appeal.

Serves: Makes 4 1/2 dozen or 18 (3-cookie) servings.
15 mins Prep time 12 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
12 mins Cook time
  • Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, 1/2 teaspoon of the extract and salt; mix well. Gradually beat in flour on low speed until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Form each half into a log about 9 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

  • For the Glaze, mix confectioners' sugar, water and remaining 1/4 teaspoon extract until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze is set.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 204Calories: 204Cholesterol: 32mg
  • Sodium: 77mgProtein: 2g
  • Total Fat: 8gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 31g

Ratings & Reviews: 2

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  • Leslie on 12/17/2014

    Tasted so good my family & I never got to cook the dough! We kept sneaking spoonfuls out the refrigerator, all of a sudden it was GONE. Next time I will make this when everyone is out of the house.

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  • Chris on 01/25/2015

    Amazing! This is a family favorite. The mild licorice flavor will be a hit with your family and friends. Only use McCormick anise because some of the other brands are too strong. Chris, Queen Creek AZ

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