This versatile glaze is shared by our Test Kitchen. You can make the basic powdered sugar glaze and tint it with food coloring if desired. For chocolate lovers, skip the food coloring and stir in some baking cocoa.
Italian Anisette Cookies - Cookies: c. butter or margarine c. shortening c. granulated sugar 4 eggs 3 c. all-purpose flour 5 tsp. anise extract (can use vanilla or lemon extract instead) *notes: I used 1 tsp.
A Cake Bakes in Brooklyn: Elaine's Anise Cookies. The little caps create themselves during baking. You can get another great flavor by replacing the anise with almond extract. (italian cookies with anise)