- 1 cup sugar
- 3 1/2 cups of pre-sifted flour
- 2 eggs
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon anise oil
- toasted sesame seeds
Cream shortening; gradually add sugar. When fluffy, add eggs and beat. Add flour, vanilla and anise oil. Stir in flour and put in refrigerator for 1/2 hour.
Make small rolls in hand about as long as a pencil and about 3/4 inch in diameter. Dampen hand with water then roll in toasted sesame seeds. Put on a board and cut into 1 1/2″ to 2″ lengths.
Bake at 400 degrees and until slightly brown. Makes about 4 pounds of cookies .
This is another old recipe I have been making for many, many years. It isn’t a fancy cookie but I always have to make them for my family at Christmas. They actually get better the longer you keep them because the anise becomes stronger. I have my own way of rolling them out and then covering them with the sesame seens. Anyone who makes them will just have to come up with their own method.