These soft, buttery, cannabis-infused anise spritz cookies are a modern take on the beloved, classic, licorice-flavored Italian cookie recipe inspired by our beloved Grandma Nancy. Discover how easy it is to achieve delicious cookies with perfect dosing with my Bliss Cannabutter.

Cannabis Italian Spritz Cookies with Anise


  • A tasty Italian-inspired recipe with unique anise flavor
  • Many infusion options to choose from, like concentrates or cannasugar
  • Want to make it easy? Order my Bliss Cannabutter and have it delivered straight to your door – now shipping across the United States!
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Why You Will Love This Recipe

From fresh baked cookies to the special infused drinks enjoyed while decorating the tree, members of my Well With Cannabis Community have been sharing what traditions are most special this time of year.

These traditional Italian Anisette cookies are no exception for my family.

They are the only holiday cookie, my husband, Phil, really wants left out for Santa each year 😉

Passed down from generation to generation, the recipe for these soft, buttery cookies includes a slight licorice flavor topped with a sweet glaze.

To stay true to the traditional recipe, we will simply swap the regular butter in the recipe for Bliss Cannabutter so we don’t affect the flavor or consistency.

Of course, you can infuse these cookies in many different ways, from concentrates to coconut oil and even cannabis sugar.

Read on to find the recipe, step-by-step instructions, alternative infusion options, and a perfect dosing guide if you’re using my Bliss Cannabutter!

What You’ll Need

Vegan Anise Spritz Cookies by Emily Kyle Nutrition
  • ½ cup cannabutter: Buy my Bliss Cannabutter or make your own. This should be softened to room temperature for the best results.
  • 1 cup regular butter: also softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar: I use white, granulated sugar, but you could substitute cannasugar
  • 2 large eggs: for consistency
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract: for taste
  • 1 teaspoon anise extract: a must-have for the classic taste of this recipe
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour: white, all-purpose, AP flour works best in this recipe
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda: don’t confuse this for baking powder

For the Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar: Or confectioner sugar
  • 3 teaspoons milk: You can use canna-milk here if desired
  • ½ teaspoon anise extract: For extra flavor
  • Sprinkles of your choice

Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.

Dosing & Potency

Dosing this recipe couldn’t be easier if you use my Bliss Cannabutter.

You can use the printable chart below to determine the exact amount of butter to use to get your desired THC milligrams per batch or cookie. 

If you are not using Bliss Cannabutter, my edible dosage calculator is another great way to determine your cookies’ potency.

If you are unsure where to start, check out my safe dosing guide before getting started.

A picture of a dosage chart that shows how many mG of THC are in these Anise cookies.

Storage Instructions

These cannabis-infused anise spritz cookies have the same shelf life as other cookies.

Store them at room temperature for up to seven days. Freeze after seven days to prevent spoilage.

Additionally, storing these cookies in an air-tight container with a slice of bread will keep them soft and moist.

Learn more about how to store edibles here.

Before Making Cannabis Cookies

Depending on how strong you want your cookies, you can choose a combination of infusion options for a medicated cookie that is as potent as you want it.

You can easily make this recipe to be either traditional or cannabis-infused.

Making any recipe cannabis-infused is our specialty here, so we have multiple infusion options.

However, if you’re brand new to cannabis edibles, there are a few things to know before you get started so you can ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. 

You can get started with my beginners guide to cannabis edibles which will set you up for success in your cannabis kitchen.

Alternate Infusion Options

As with all things cannabis, there is more than one way to infuse something.

Here you will find multiple ways to infuse these cookies based on your personal preferences and what you have available already.

Infuse with Coconut Oil or Cannabutter

To make these delicious cookies, you will need one or more of these staple cannabis recipescannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabutter

Used interchangeably, using either infused coconut oil or infused butter will work in this recipe.

Oil infusions are an easy way to infuse a full-spectrum of compounds like CBD or THC from the cannabis plant into the food you are eating.

You will want to make sure you have your cannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabutter prepared BEFORE diving into making your own cannabis oatmeal cookies.

Making butter or oil first involves cannabis decarboxylation and then a water bath that cooks for approximately 4-hours.

Once you have your cannabis oil or butter ready, you can go ahead and use it in any other of our delicious cannabis-infused recipes like these classic cannabis brownies.

Infuse with Cannabis Sugar

You can also make these cannabis cookies with cannabis-infused sugar.

It is entirely up to you whether or not you want to use infused oil, cannabutter, or infused sugar in this recipe.

Alternatively, you could also use BOTH infused oil or butter AND infused sugar together for an extra potent batch of cookies.

Infuse With Concentrates and Extracts

You can also make cannabis edibles with cannabis concentrates like FECO.

First, check to see if your concentrate needs to be decarbed before consuming.

Some concentrates and extracts like distillate and FECO do not need to be decarbed first, while others like wax and shatter need to be decarbed before being used in edibles.

If you are unsure, you can check out our guide to decarbing cannabis concentrates here.

Once the concentrate is ready to go, you will simply mix it in with the 1 cup of butter as called for in this recipe.

Then prepare the recipe as described in the instructions below.

A picture of several Italian Spritz Cookies with Anise on a white plate.

Cannabis-Infused Anise Spritz Cookies

4.77 from 21 votes
These soft, buttery, cannabis-infused anise spritz cookies are a modern take on the beloved, classic, licorice-flavored Italian cookie recipe from our Grandma Nancy.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 45 cookies


For The Cookies

For Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon anise extract
  • sprinkles of choice


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Line baking sheets with foil, spray with cooking spray, and set aside.
  • Cream the cannabutter, regular butter, and sugar with a beater on high.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and anise extract. Mix well.
  • Add the baking soda and the flour, by the cup full, until the dough is fully formed.
  • Roll the dough into balls 1", spacing approximately 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • If icing, allow the cookies to cool before frosting. Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and anise extract.
  • Add a spoonful of icing and top cookies with sprinkles while the icing is still wet.


A picture of a dosage chart that shows how many mG of THC are in these Anise cookies.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 120kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 39mg, Potassium: 15mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 139IU, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cannabis Recipe
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About Emily

Hi, I’m Emily Kyle and I teach people just like you how to use cannabis to find joy, enhance productivity, improve relationships, and naturally support your overall health and wellness.

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