Cooking Louisiana  -  Anise Cookies
Anise Cookies Recipe

3 eggs at room temperature.
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar.
1¾ cup unsifted flour.
½ teaspoon baking powder.
½ teaspoon salt.
1½ teaspoon pure anise extract.
2 bottles multicolor candy seed sprinkles. (tiny, tiny, round balls).

Grease & flour 3 nonstick cookie sheets.
In stand mixer bowl, beat eggs 30 minutes on medium speed until thick & light. (very important)
Gradually beat in sugar continuously for 20 minutes.
On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder, & salt. Beat 2 minutes.
Add anise, beat 1 minute.
Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets ½ inch apart, lightly sprinkle with multicolor candy seeds.
Let stand 8 hours or overnight at room temperature.
Preheat oven 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until smooth when pressed with fingertips.

Store in air tight containers or twist tie sealed bags.

J.B. Belle Chasse, La.