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Sage R’s Mom’s Anisette Cookies, Modified from

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Serves 3 dozen | Prep Time About 15 minutes | Cook Time 8 minutes


4 cups of all-purpose flour

1 cup white sugar

½ cup of milk

2 eggs

1 tablespoon baking powder

¾ cup of vegetable oil

1 tablespoon anise extract

1 teaspoon anise extract

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons of hot water

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and white sugar. Make a well in the center and add oil, milk, 1 tablespoon anise extract, and eggs.

Mix together until dough is sticky.

Oil fingers and pinch off dough in 1 inch pieces. Roll into a ball and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, 1 inch apart, flatten top slightly. Bake for 8 minutes. Put icing on cookies while warm.

To Make Icing: Blend in 1 teaspoon anise extract and enough hot water to 1 cup confectioner's sugar to form a smooth icing.

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Recipe Backstory: My mother has always made these for Christmas for as long as I can remember. She used a special tool to make them look like flowers, and she puts the frosting in the middle so that it looks like the pollen. She then puts small sprinkles onto the frosting to decorate it. CHEMISTRY INFORMATION: The pure substances are: Sugar (C12H22O11). The homogeneous mixtures are: All-purpose flour, milk, vegetable oil, confectioner's sugar, baking powder, hot water and anise extract. The heterogeneous mixture is the eggs.

Submitted by: "Sage R."

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