I used this recipe and it was good but I isubstituted pure anise oil, it is stronger so you use less, They turned out good I cut them into shapes and also just round cookies and then dipped them in the icing and sprinkled them they are really good!
Stunning!~ I am not a big anisette fan, but my Italian in-laws are. Thought there was too much extract in the cookies, I was wrong; they were actually perfect! No time for pictures, the family ate them all in one sitting. They were soft, a cross between a cookie and a bread. The texture perfect, the sweetness divine. The great thing we discussed at the table was how easy this would be to adapt to any other extract, lemon, almond, orange or a liquer. I am now asked to make these at the next family party. The sprinkles made all of us happy, great touch. The icing was a bit strong, which the family loved. I would tone it down a lot! This was a big hit and recommended. I used my mixmaster which made these really easy.
This is a wonderful recipe! Made 2 batches over the Holidays and did not last 2 days! The family all wants more.... Love this recipe.. and easy to make!
Love these cookies! They were easy to make, did not need to pull out the heavy mixer. Dough easy to handle. Decorating a breeze. Soft cookie with a pronounced anise flower. I got 61 cookies out of my batch. A must for the Holiday cookie tray.