Italian Anisette Cookies

    Old Italian recipe.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 1 cup (225g) caster sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon anise extract
    • 1 teaspoon anise extract
    • 1 cup (125g) icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) hot water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:28min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C (375 degrees F).
    2. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and caster sugar. Make a well in the center and add oil, milk, 1 tablespoon anise extract, and eggs. Mix together until dough is sticky.
    3. Oil fingers and pinch off dough in 2.5 pieces. Roll into a ball and place on a lightly greased cookie tin, 2.5cm apart, flatten top slightly. Bake for 8 minutes. Dip cookies in Icing while warm.
    4. To Make Icing: Blend in 1 teaspoon anise extract and enough hot water to 1 cup icing sugar to form a smooth icing.

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