A yearly Parker tradition! The anise flavoring gives these cookies a yummy flavor. A nice twist and better than sugar cookies.
- 2 c. butter or shortening
- 3 c. brown sugar
Add & Mix:
- 5 eggs
- 1 tsp. soda in 2 Tb. water
- 4 tsp. anise flavoring
- 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
Mix in just enough flour to make dough the right consistency for rolling:
- Almost 8 c. flour
Roll dough ¼" thick and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Middles will still be soft. Cool for 10 minutes on cookie sheets, then remove and finish cooling on counter. Frost with frosting below and decorate.
Beat in mixer to soften:
3 sticks butter or 1 ½ c. shortening
Add a little at a time and mix:
32 oz. powdered sugar (2 # bag)
2 tsp. vanilla
Water--start with 2 Tbsp.