Italian Grandmother Anise Cookies
35 mins (prep 25, cooking 10)
10 ingredients
48 servings
This is my grandmother's recipe, but since I didn't have a chance to know her I think of them as my mom's cookies. She uses 5 pounds of flour in her batch because she makes them once a year for the family reunion, so I whittled her recipe down into a 4 dozen batch. The amount of anise is up to you. If you think you didn't add enough anise to the cookies, you can add some to the icing. I like to leave some of them unfrosted since they're pretty darn good plain.

Categories:  <-60-mins , holiday , hand-formed-cookies , number-of-servings , low-in... , low-sodium , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , for-large-groups , dessert ,
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Serving Size (31.45 g)
Servings 48
Amount per Serving
Calories 129.75 Calories from Fat 29.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.25g 240.04%
Saturated Fat 0.57g 135.63%
Trans Fat 0.08g %
Cholesterol 1.76mg 28.1%
Sodium 40.33mg 80.65%
Total Carbohydrate 24.82g 397.07%
Dietary Fiber 1.07 g 205.56%
Sugars 17.37 g %
Protein 1.54g 147.9%
Vitamin A 17.39IU% Vitamin C 0.04mg%
Calcium 29.23mg% Iron 0.41mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs, anise extract