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Anise Christmas Cookies

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Anise Christmas Cookies
2008-12-30 Desserts
4.9 37

These simple cookies get their anise flavor from the anise oil that is nicely blended in. These cookies are great for cut outs.

  • Servings: 5 to 7 dozen


3 Eggs
2 cups Sugar
1 cup Shortening
Pinch Salt
1 cup Milk
1 Tbsp Vinegar
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Anise Oil
2 Heaping Tsp Baking Powder
6-8 cups Flour


Cream together eggs, sugar, shortening and salt. Take milk, vinegar and soda and mix together until foamy. Add to sugar mixture and beat. Add baking powder and anise oil then mix well. Add flour, one cup at a time, until mixture is stiff and able to roll out. Roll dough out on flour about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Cookies will be white on top and will move easy on pan when done.

Helpful Tips:

To keep cookies from burning turn down oven 25 degrees and cook for 2 minutes longer.