Spicy Anise Cookies With Lemon Icing

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by MARIA MAC

This is a great recipe for adding to your cookie trays. Its quick and makes 100 cookies. I like anise so I add more but am posting the recipe as it was written.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, dark corn syrup, egg and lemon zest.
  3. Add butter, chocolate and anise extract; mix well. Stir in sour cream.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients; stir until just combined and a ball forms.
  5. Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with 2 inch cookie cutter. Place about 1 inch apart on lightly buttered cookie sheets. Bake at 350° F for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on racks. Glaze with Lemon Icing.
  6. Lemon Icing: In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until smooth. To thin icing, add 1 to 2 teaspoons milk. To thicken icing, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar.

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