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ISO Anisette cookies

bananie Dec 2, 2006 07:41 PM

Does anyone have a good recipe for anisette cookies, the little round pillow things with glaze and sometimes colored sprinkles? I did a search on all the usual recipe places and found a couple, but was hoping to get one from someone who can say they have used it and can vouch for it. Thanks as usual!

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    farnorthfood Dec 4, 2006 06:47 AM

    I grew up in a small town that was mostly Italian and we made Genetti's (the name shortened from Angenetti) every Christmas. They are little anisette flavoured cookies that can be tied in knots or twisted, then glazed with a thin glaze made from milk, powdered sugar and anise flavouring. The cookies will be pale and should not be too brown on the bottom. If they're over cooked they will be dry. Here's a recipe from my home town.


    6 eggs
    1 c. sugar
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 tbsp. anisette flavor or 1 capfull anise oil
    1 c. milk
    1 c. oil
    6 c. flour
    6 tsp. baking powder
    Mix eggs, sugar, milk, oil and flavoring together. Add dry ingredients. Shape as desired. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

    1. mnosyne Dec 2, 2006 10:40 PM

      This recipe is for Springerle, and may be what you are looking for:


      I've never made them but have eaten them several times.

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