easy italian cookies

1 Servings
½ pounds Butter, softened
2 larges Eggs, beaten
1 cup Sugar
4 cups Flour
2 tablespoons Baking powder
2 tablespoons Vanilla
½ carton Confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons Milk
1 tablespoon Anise extract
  Confetti sprinkles



DOUGH: Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and flavoring. Mix well. Blend in flour and baking powder. Work to form a soft pliable dough.

Cut off pieces of dough, the size of a walnut, roll to about ½" thickness, then shape into a curved 'S' shape about 2½" long or a straight 2 ½" pencil shape. Bake in preheated oven 375 degrees until lightly brown about 15-20 minutes. Cookies may be iced or left plain.

ICING: Blend sugar and anise extract, adding milk slowly to form a soft, smooth icing. Ice cookies while warm, sprinkle confetti on top if desired.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by Paula <demoness@...> on Sep 03, 1998

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