Selffrosting Anise Drops
Eggs (room temperature)
Anise seed (or 1 t anise
-extract or 1/4 t anise oil
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and generously flour the
Beat eggs with electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar gradually,
beating constantly; continue to beat for 20 minutes more. Reduce
speed of mixer and add flour that has been sifted with baking powder
and salt; beat 3 minutes. Add anise.
Drop by teaspoonsful on prepared cookie sheets, swirling dough to
form round cookies. Let stand uncovered at room temperature for at
least 8 hours.
Bake 10 minutes or until cookies are a creamy golden color on the
bottom (do not allow bottoms to brown). Cookies form a cake-like
layer on the bottom with a crisp "frosting" on the top.
Store in a tightly covered container.