Most cut-out sugar cookies use vanilla. But anise gives the perfect flavor and scent to these cookies, something their vanilla counterparts are missing for sure. One whiff of these anise cookies fresh out of the oven and you'll realize what you've been missing.
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda dissolved in 2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon anise
4 1/2 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar together. Add anise, milk and baking soda combo and eggs. Then add salt and cream of tarter sifted with 3 cups flour. Slowly add the remaining flour to make a dough that can be rolled. Chill in fridge for a couple of hours or overnight. Roll on lightly floured board to desired thickness. Cut and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 350-degree oven 5-8 minutes depending on thickness.
What's your favorite cookie to make at Christmas? And have a wonderful Christmas!!