Italian Cookies


Italian Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36 cookies


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp anise extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° and select a pair of cookie sheets for baking.

  2. Mix together eggs, sugar, oil, anise, and salt. Sift flour and baking powder together and add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Blend until a soft dough is formed.

  3. Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of dough. Roll between fingers to lengthen, and tie each into a knot.

  4. Continue pinching, rolling, and knotting dough for each cookie (If the dough becomes a bit sticky, simply keep your fingers well-dusted with flour).

  5. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until cookies are light brown in color.

  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container.