Anise seed (crushed)
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Cream
margarine, add sugar, beat in eggs one at a time until light. Add flour
mixture and blend well. Blend in lemon peel and vanilla and almond
extracts. Mix in pine nuts and anise seed
. Mix until just blended.
Cover dough and chill about 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 2 baking sheets. Divide dough into
4 pieces. Flour hands and roll each piece into 1 1/2 inch round log.
DOUGH IS STICKY. Put 2 logs on each baking sheet - spaced about 4 inches
apart. Bake until tops are lightly browned or about 18 minutes.
Cool slightly on baking sheets.
Transfer logs to a cutting board. Cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick
slices. Put cut side down on baking sheet. Bake about another 10
minutes. Cool on wire rack.