You'll love these traditional Christmas cookies! Soft and cake-like, these Italian anise cookies with glaze are a delicious sweet treat. Try this holiday baking recipe!

Eggs Vegetable Oil Anise Extract Baking Powder

Key Ingredients:

What does anise taste like? Anise extract resembles black licorice. But you can swap this out for vanilla, almond, or lemon extract if you prefer something different.

How to Store them These are best when served within 2 days. The glaze will soften the cookie once added.


First, combine the wet ingredients. Add the sugar next, followed by the flour and baking powder.


Form the dough balls (about 2 tsp each) and bake.


Make the glaze, dip the cookies, and garnish with sprinkles.

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