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  1. Can I substitute anise for lemon

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Yes! I love the lemon version of these!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      They are yumm-o!

  2. This is so sweet, Jennifer; I love the story behind these.
    And they sound delicious…pinned!

  3. Jennifer, these are one of my favorite kinds of cookies but I’ve never had a recipe for them. So excited to try them! Yay!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Every cookie is my favorite kind of cookie!!!!

  4. My boy loves sprinkles, so I know he would love these cookies! Very pretty!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Kids love sprinkles!! I’ll pour a few on top of yogurt for my daycare kids every once and awhile and they think it’s a party!!

      1. Nana Debbie says:

        And I know how much those kiddos love you!!🥰

        1. Jennifer Howard says:

          Oh, they keep me hopping!!!

  5. What a wonderful recipe to treasure of your Nana’s! I love it and I’m going to try it with lemon. Yummy 😋

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      I’m all about lemon!!

  6. Jennifer, Your Nana’s cookies sound amazing and I love the picture you included of her. I’m a grandma’s girl too! I can’t wait to try this recipe and loved your suggestion to try with lemon or almond extract. It’s like you know me so well! 🙂 XOXO

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      I LOVE lemon anything too…so do my boys!! I have the best lemon loaf recipe on the blog, it makes 2 loaves and my boys devour the 1st one in like 2 hours!!

  7. These were one of my faves that my grandmother used to make too! xoxo

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      They always remind me of Christmas!

  8. Oh my gosh my mom used to make these cookies. I forgot about them until I read this post. yummy!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      They are definitely an old school cookie!!

  9. Renee Barton says:

    These look so yummy. I never heard of the anise ingredient before!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      It tastes like licorice. You could use almond extract or lemon extract too…I love them with lemon!!

  10. Jennifer I love how you honor your Nana’s memory! My recipe is a family one as well. And yours looks pretty easy so I have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Family recipes are the best! I was going through my recipe binder looking for this one the other day and came across so many hand written recipes!

  11. Your Christmas cookies look so delicious and I love the story of your nana and you! Can’t wait to try These!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Thanks, Jayne!! I miss my Nana every single day!!