These light-as-air, licorice-scented cookiesare piped onto baking sheets and allowed to stand overnight todry before baking.
Recipe: Anise Cookies
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
Beat powdered sugar, egg yolks and saltin a large bowl until creamy.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites untilvery stiff; fold into sugar mixture.
In another bowl combine flour, anise seedand baking powder. Fold into creamed mixture quickly but thoroughly.
Fill a pastry bag fitted with a plainnozzle with cookie dough. Pipe small rounds onto ungreased bakingsheets. Let stand overnight to dry.
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C)and bake cookies 20 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
4 large eggs, separated
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons anise seed
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Makes 36 cookies.
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