Call them whatever you want. They’re all so similar that you won’t have a problem renaming them. I do know, however, that some Italian recipes use anise. I am posting my Russian grandmother’s recipe which is the only one I use. The recipe is well over 100 years old.
You can mix them and have the first tray in the oven in about five minutes. Love that? I thought you might!
In mixer bowl, combine: 1 cup soft butter
½ cup sifted 10X sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Sift together: 2 ½ cups flour
¼ tsp salt
Add: ¾ cup finely chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts or pecans)
Roll dough into 1” balls. Place 2 ½” apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Raise rack so they don’t burn on the bottom, or use parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
Bake until set, but not brown. 400* for 10-12 min
While still warm, roll in 10X sugar.
YIELD: 40 COOKIES
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By Tika for CHEW WANNA EAT? © 2015