Easy Italian Anise Cookies that everyone loves. These classic cookies are soft with vanilla icing and sprinkles on top! Recipe makes 18 cookies.
In a large mixing bowl mix butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla extract and anise extract and continue to mix.
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In another bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
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Slowly mix the flour mixture into the wet mixture. The dough will feel sticky and wet and that’s totally what we want so don’t worry about it!
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Grab a piece of dough, about 1 1/2 tablespoon big and roll into a ball. For reference, this should be about the size of a ping pong ball. 
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Now roll the dough between your fingers and hands out into a long rope, about 6 inches long.
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Shape into a figure “8” (my daughter calls these “8 cookies” hah), connecting the edges.
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Place them on baking sheet.
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Bake. While the cookies are baking....
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Prepare your icing by mixing powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract and anise extract.
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Dip warm cookie into icing.
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Immediately add sprinkles on top before icing dries.
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Continue until all the cookies have icing and sprinkles. Enjoy!!
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