“I got this recipe from a co-worker who brought these to work one day, and I loved them. The anise flavor is very delicate. Then I lost the recipe for years. And now that I have found it again, I share it with you and hope you like the cookies as much as I do! Prep time includes 1 hour chill time.”
2hrs 20mins
60 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together milk and anise extract.
  5. To the butter mixture, alternately add flour mixture and milk.
  6. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  7. Roll dough out 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters.
  8. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until light brown.
  10. Cool completely and frost with buttercream icing if desired.

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