Italian Cookies

3/4 Cup Melted butter
3/4 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
4 Cups Flour
6 tsp Baking powder
1 Pinch of salt
1/4 Cup Warm water

ICING
2 Cups Powdered sugar
1/2 tsp Anise
1 Pinch of salt

Directions:

In a mixer, add melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
Mix the flour with the baking powder and salt.
Add the warm water and mix until it forms a smooth dough.
Make small balls with dough.
Roll balls out to about 4 inches in length
Bring one end over the other, then underneath and through the middle, like a knot.
Place on baking sheet
Approximately 15 cookies to cooking sheet
Bake in 350* oven 13 to 15 minutes
Let cool before icing.

To Ice: Mix all ingredience together in a bowl.
Dip cookie upside down into icing, then turn over onto waxpaper.
Sprinkle with candy sprinkles.

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