Springerle #2

Yield: 48 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 \N Eggs
2 cups Sugar
4 cups Sifted flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Oil of anise -or- (up to)
1½ teaspoon Anise extract

Beat 4 eggs until very light (should be the consistency of cake batter).

Add 2 cups of sugar gradually and beat until creamy, about 15 min. with a electric mixer (5 min. with a Kitchen Aid). Add 4 cups of sifted flour and 1 tsp. of baking powder. Stir in ½ tsp oil of anise ( or 1 to 1-½ tsp.

anise extract).

Roll out ½ inch thick on lightly floured board. Press with well-floured springerle pin or board and separate into squares. Allow cookies to dry out overnight (or at least 8 hours).

Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 300 degrees until bottoms are straw-colored (about 15 min.)




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