Self-frosting anise drops

Yield: 90 Drops

Measure Ingredient
3 eaches Eggs (room temperature)
1 cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Sugar
1¾ cup Flour
½ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
3 teaspoons 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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