Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

This came from my Grandfather who was Greek. These cookies are a tradition amoung Greek people and are served as a good luck token, at weddings, Baptisms, and other celebrations


  1. Melt butter over medium heat, bring to a boil and stir occasionally.
  2. Remove and allow to stand until foam forms on top.
  3. Remove foam with spoon and gently pour into a bowl leaving sediment in pot.
  4. Place bowl in refrigerator until butter is firm, but not hard.
  5. then beat until very light and creamy add 1 cup sugar, egg yolk and anisette.
  6. Continue to beat, add flour 1 cup at a time working last cup by hand.
  7. Dough should be soft but not sticky if needed add the extra flour a little at a time.
  8. Form into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350F degrees.
  10. Cookies will be set but not brown.
  11. Sift half of the powdered sugar on a large sheet of waxed paper.
  12. Place warm cookie on sugar and sift rest of powdered sugar on top and sides.
  13. Cool thoroughly before serving.
Most Helpful

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These are delicious! The Greeks certainly like their butter. I skipped the anisette and added some anise seeds, hoping it would be similar, and I really have no way of knowing, but it sure tasted good! I ended up making them too small, so I ended up with about 75 little mushroom-top shaped cookies. I actually recommend them that way, they're great after a big meal when you can't eat much more, and they look so cute and tiny!