Some good recipes for anise cookies are Italian Anise Cookies from Woman's Day, Chocolate Anise Cookies from the Food Network and Martha Stewart's Crispy Anise Cookies. You need anise extract, flour, sugar, butter and eggs.
To make Italian Anise Cookies, mix together 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 stick of unsalted butter, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon of anise extract until the ingredients are well combined, and then stir in 2 3/4 cup of flour, 2 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Dollop the dough onto a cookie sheet, and bake the cookies at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for eight to 10 minutes. While the cookies cool on a wire rack, whip together 1 cup of confectioners' sugar, 4 teaspoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of anise extract. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies, and top them with nonpareils.
Make chocolate anise cookies by sifting together 2 cups of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in one bowl and creaming together 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter and 2 eggs in another bowl. Fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture, and add 1 teaspoon of ground anise seed and 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips. Roll the dough into a log, and bake it at 350 F for 30 minutes. Allow them to cool for 30 minutes before cutting the log into individual slices and baking them for another 15 minutes.