These are the cookies that I shared at the 2008 IFAFA Conference in Sacramento. -Linda Coda Brigante
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp anise extract
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Decoration: multicolored nonpareils
- Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat baking sheet(s) with non-stick spray.
- Dough: beat first 5 ingredients in a large bowl with mixer until blended. On low
speed, beat in next 3 ingredients, until blended.
- Drop rounded measuring teaspoons of dough 2 in. apart onto the prepared baking sheet(s). (I used a small ice cream scoop to make a ball.)
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes until bottoms are light golden. (Be sure to pre-heat oven. I baked the cookies about 15 minutes, gently lifting the cookie to check the bottoms. Be sure not to over bake.) Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- Dip tops of cookies in Glaze and while wet, sprinkle with nonpareils. (Take a cookie, dip or spread glaze and then sprinkle. Do not glaze the batch and then sprinkle, the glaze will have already hardened.) Let set. Store airtight at room temperature up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 1 month.
Whisk 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 4 to 5 tsp milk and 1 tsp anise extract in a small bowl until smooth.
The recipe stated it made 80 cookies. Using the small ice cream scoop, it made 40 cookies.