Italian Anise Cookies

  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    A classic Christmas cookie for many families, this soft and puffy butter cookie uses anise for flavoring and is finished with a lemony, powdered sugar glaze and colorful nonpareils.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
    • 7 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/4 cup whole milk
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons anise extract*
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 3 to 4 teaspoons whole milk, or as needed
    • Multi-colored nonpareils

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 848 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 29 g 44.54%
    • Saturated Fat: 17 g 86.44%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 120 mg 39.98%
    • Sodium: 451 mg 18.8%
    • Calcium: 103 mg 10.26%
    • Potassium: 123 mg 3.5%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 26.79%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 137 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.84%
    • Sugar: 58 g
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 17.35%
    • Vitamin C 0.59%
    • Vitamin D 0.62%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs4
    • Exchange - Starch5
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total6 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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