How to make it

  • Beat eggs until fluffy in mixer bowl at medium speed.
  • Gradually beat in sugar.
  • Continue beating 20 minutes more ( a must ).
  • At low speed blend in flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add anise extract and beat only to blend.
  • Drop by teaspoonsful on greased and floured baking sheets about 1/2 inch apart.
  • Swirl each to make a circular form.
  • You can bake these two ways.
  • Either let stand on baking sheets for 8 hours at room temperature
  • ( to dry out ) or bake immediately.
  • Either way bake at 325 degrees about 10 minutes or until firm looking or set.
  • cool on rack and store airtight.
  • If made the first way to dry out these are a coffee dunker cookie or if baked immediately they are much softer and delicate.
  • Either way they are delicious.
  • I bake mine the second way.
  • Yield about 5 dozen

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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    my Mother loves anise.. will make these for her very soon...five forks
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    " It was excellent "
    borinda ate it and said...
    The oven repairman is coming Friday and I think these are the first thing I'll bake once it's squared away. I seem to remember a German neighbor making these soft and then dipping in semisweet chocolate and I would utterly swoon at the scent. The taste with a cup of coffee was total bliss. I am so excited to have this recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    tastey little morsels luv these cookies thanks high5
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Love these, my sister use to make them every year around the holidays. Her's were firm but yet a bit chewy, would you get this result by letting them sit or baking right away? You have my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    tuilelaith ate it and said...
    Anise happens to be an appetite suppressant so these would actually be good before a meal!!! Thank you for the great and very useful recipe post!
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