Friday, November 20, 2015


5-6 C Flour
1 Tbsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 lb Lard
1 C Sugar
3 Eggs
1 1/2 Tbsp Anise, ground
1/2 C Orange juice
2 Tbsp Whiskey

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.

Whip lard in mixer for about 5 minutes on high.

Add eggs, one at a time.

Add dry ingredients in 3 additions.

Add ground anise, juice and whiskey. Add flour if its tacky.

Roll out to 1/4" or less. Cut, handling as little as possible.

Bake at 425ºF til very lightly brown - don't over bake! For me that's 7 minutes.

As soon as they come out of the oven, while still hot sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. I find it better to dredge the cookies in a large bowl of cinnamon sugar.

*Not traditional, but I added some orange zest.