I have been buying Italian Anisette Cookies for many years but never baked any. I came across a recipe for these cookies in Mother Thyme and had to try them. The recipe is very simple to follow and the cookies are soft and have a cake like texture with a yummy Anise taste. If you never had Anise cookies the taste is like black licorice. These cookies are the perfect dessert with coffee or tea. The Anise Glaze adds to the Anise flavor in the cookies and I sprinkled Red, White, Green Nonpareils for the holidays!