Self-Frosting Anise Cookies

Self-Frosting Anise Cookies created by Ann M.

An old German recipe I found in my recipe collection, similar to the cookies commercially sold around Christmas time. Prep time doesn't include standing time.

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  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt together several times.
  • Beat eggs at low speed until frothy, turn mixer to medium, slowly, gradually beat in sugar (about 1 tbl at a time) Turn mixer to a low speed; add sifted dry ingredients slowly, beat 15 minutes longer, blend in anise.
  • Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon drop onto greased cookie sheets,work quickly.
  • Allow to stand in a cool place several hours or over night, the top of the cookie should be dry to the touch.
  • Bake at 325 F about 14 minutes, should not brown.
  • Makes about 10 dz.
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"An old German recipe I found in my recipe collection, similar to the cookies commercially sold around Christmas time. Prep time doesn't include standing time."

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  1. Cfshaffer266
    I updated the family tradition by using a piping bag to form them and dusting the top after they're baked with some glitter dust and vodka...grandma didn't mind...
  2. Ann M.
    Self-Frosting Anise Cookies Created by Ann M.
  3. Ann M.
    Happy to report that these DID self-frost (whitish appearance on top) when I baked them! Hooray! Just as I recall my mom making when I was a girl.
    • Review photo by Ann M.
  4. Ann M.
    How can I get these to "self frost"??? I followed the directions exactly, but no merengue formed on top! Can anyone help me?
    • Review photo by Ann M.
  5. squeaks2much
    Mine did not form a frosting layer but was tasty. Will try again with half the recipe.
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