Well Good Gosh It’s Christmas Time Again an’ That Calls for Somethin’ Good to Eat an’ Drink!
Grandma’s Anise Christmas Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 lg or 6 sm eggs
2 Cups sugar
1 ½ tsps anise extract
Sift flour, baking powder and salt all together at least 3 times.
Start beating the eggs (using a mixer is easier if you have one) and keep on ‘til they are fluffy, then add in the sugar a tiny bit at a time beating to dissolve before adding more.
Add in the sifted dry ingredients slowly, beating 15 minutes longer, then blend in anise.
Grease your cookie sheets then drop by teaspoon leaving a spreading space between the dough.
Now is the tricky part, you gotta leave the dough to spread out before baking, so it’s best to let it rest all night. When you’re ready to bake them be sure the dough is dried out on top.
Bake at 325 F about 14 minutes, just ‘til set but not browned.This amount will give you a dozen dozens of little cookies (about 140) which will remind you of licorice.
If you punch a hole in one edge before baking, you can string these little cookies like a garland for a tiny kitchen tree. Other trims could be strings of cranberries and popcorn.
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