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Selffrosting Anise Drops

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Servings: 90
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

3  ea  Eggs (room temperature)
1  c  Sugar
2  tb  Sugar
1 3/4  c  Flour
1/2  ts  Baking powder
1/2  ts  Salt
3  ts  Anise seed (or 1 t anise
    -extract or 1/4 t anise oil

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and generously flour the cookie sheets. 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.

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