This Month's Contributor: Kerith Thomas
Anise Sugar Cookies:
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Extractly Yours anise extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons aniseed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
Frosting and coarse sugar, optional
1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine the flour, aniseed, salt, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
3. Bake at 375° for 6-7 minutes or until set. Cool on wire racks. If desired, frost cookies and sprinkle with coarse sugar.