As promised, I told you yesterday that I would be sharing of few of my favorite recipes for Christmas cookies. Here is another recipe that I adore when you’re craving licorice. My Anise Fluff Cookies are not overly sweet cookies either and are as light as the name implies. This is an easy to make drop cookie that has a cake-like texture and forms little mounds when you deposit them from your spoon or small ice cream scoop to your baking sheet.
My Anise Fluff Cookies taste delicious without doing anything else. Of course, you always can frost them with your favorite frosting. However, I never usually bother because we like them just as they are.
When you’re going through your recipe boxes or hunting through magazines and online for some new holiday cookie recipes, I hope that you’ll want to try my Anise Fluff Cookies. This is a very nice cookie to add to your cookie baking collection.
Another thing if you don’t particularly care for anise extract, then you can always substitute that flavoring with vanilla extract, lemon or almond extract just as easily.
One bite and I bet it will put a big smile on your smile!
My Anise Fluff Cookies
4 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of margarine
5 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 teaspoon of anise-flavored extract
Cream margarine and sugar together until well mixed. Then add your dry ingredients (that has been sifted together) with your eggs and flavoring. Beat with your electric mixer at low speed until well blended.
Shape one heaping teaspoon of dough into an oval about a 1-1/2 inch size. Repeat until you get about five dozen.
Be sure to place cookies one inch apart from each other on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly brown.