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Monday, July 2, 2012

Italian Cookies

I once heard as a little girl that if you learn something new every day your brain will never grow tired. Now as an adult I work in a facility that host adults with DD and other behavioral problems. I still take the little notion of learning something new every day. Today I learned a bit about anise seeds and this delicious italian cookie recipe as well.

YIELD: 3 dozen cookies!!!

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon anise extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract (see substitutions below)
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg

Glaze Ingredients:

1 cup powdered sugar
colored sprinkles

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Stir in anise and lemon Add dry ingredients - blend together. Add eggs. Blend.  Form dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool and glaze.

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  1. Anise is great! I bet these taste delicious even without the glaze.

  2. Those look delicious! Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can’t wait to see what you like up tomorrow night!



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