Vegan Italian Anise Cookie Recipe

Vegan Italian Anise Cookies

Time to bust out the Italian in me and share a family recipe! Anise is probably one of my all-time favorite flavorings. It’s so bold, and it reminds me of my childhood. Scents and tastes that bring on the nostalgia – can’t get enough of it! These cookies are the perfect addition to your vegan cookie tray, and they are easy to make.

Do I ever post a recipe that’s not easy? I like simple. Simple is good.

The Recipe

Oven: 375 F
Bake Time: 8-10 minutes

You will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 tbs baking powder
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs ground flaxseed + 3 tbs hot water (flax egg)
  • 1 tsp anise extract


  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Warm water
  • Sprinkles

To make:

  • Mix your three dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Create a hole in the center of your dry ingredients, and add all of your wet – mix well until dough forms.
  • Use hands to knead the dough, then begin to roll those balls!
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 F for about 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool before dressing up with your sugar glaze.
  • Mix confectioner’s sugar with a drop of water, until desired consistency – ice… then go SPRINKLE CRAZY!

Get your sprinkle on, baby. xx Bianca


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