Italian Aniseed Biscuits

Italian Aniseed Biscuits


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About this recipe: Dainty little biscuits flavoured with aniseed extract. Drizzle a simple anise flavoured icing on top to finish them off.


Serves: 18 

  • 500g plain flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 125ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 175ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon aniseed extract
  • For the icing
  • 1 teaspoon aniseed extract
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:7min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5.
  2. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and caster sugar. Make a well in the centre and add oil, milk, 1 tablespoon anise extract and eggs. Mix together until dough is sticky.
  3. Oil fingers and pinch off dough in 2.5cm pieces. Roll into a ball and place on a lightly greased baking tray, 2.5cm apart, and flatten top slightly. Bake for 8 minutes. Dip biscuits in icing while warm.
  4. To make icing: Blend in 1 teaspoon anise extract and enough hot water to 125g icing sugar to form a smooth icing.

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