makes approximately 45 cookies
1-1/2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1 t. vanilla
1- 8oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 t. anise oil
3-1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
Pre-heat oven @ 375
1. Mix together sugar, butter, egg, vanilla cream cheese and baking powder.
2. Mix in the flour and chill for 1 hour.
3. Roll out to 1/4 to 1/32 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters
4. Bake for 5-7 minutes
5. allow to cool completely
6. glaze, frost and decorate optional. These cookies are great without anything but Hey it's Christmas time so go ahead and decorate them!!
Powdered sugar glaze: 4 c. powdered sugar, 1/4 c. milk, food coloring
To make a thicker icing that stand up to a little more decorating:
4 c. powdered sugar, 3 T. milk and food coloring