Italian Anise Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp anise flavor
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder

Directions

  • Mix margarine, sugar, eggs, and anise.
  • Sift flour with baking powder and add to mixture, mixing thoroughly.
  • Flour hands and shape as desired.
  • Place cookies on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes.

Rose

Italian Pizzelle

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla or Anise (you choose your favorite)
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder

Directions

  • Melt margarine & cool
  • Beat eggs
  • Add sugar, margarine, and vanilla
  • Sift flour and baking powder and add to mix
  • Use 1 tbsp dough for each pizzelle
  • Bake 30-45 seconds in Pizzelle machine
  • Sprinkle with confectioners sugar
  • Makes 6-8 dozen

Variations

  • Chocolate: Add 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp baking powder to mix
  • Nuts: Add 1 cup ground pecans or walnuts to mix

Deb

Italian Biscotti Recipe

Ingredients

  • Italian Biscotti3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups of butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Pinch of salt.
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. Anise
  • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 1/2 cups of sifted flour (use 1 cup at a time)

Directions

  • Mix ingredients together
  • Dough cannot be sticky, just moist enough to handle.
  • Roll out in strips about 2 in. wide and 4 in. long.
  • Cook in 350 oven for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool and cut into smaller pieces.

Denise