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Cookin' With Leo

By Leocthasme

Well Good Gosh Itís Christmas Time Again aní That Calls for Somethiní Good to Eat aní Drink!

Well, I guess itís good that Santa is cominí again, we all need somethiní replaced or somethiní new, whatever. Well, for me I could use a couple a more hundred years or so, whatever. Hell to get old, ainít it? Iím almost caught up to ol Santa, I just ainít as good at giviní stuff away as he, I even been known to be a hoarder of sorts, whatever. Us Taurus folks have always been gatherers and savers of everything aní anything. Aní so this recipe, it goes back to grandma who kept more recipes in her head than I can keep in a couple of recipe books. Weíll call it

Grandmaís Anise Christmas Cookies

Here's where you get started:

        2 1/4 cups sifted flour
        1/2 teaspoon baking powder
        1/4 teaspoon salt
        4 lg or 6 sm eggs
        2 Cups sugar
        1 Ĺ tsps anise extract


Sift flour, baking powder and salt all together at least 3 times.

Start beating the eggs (using a mixer is easier if you have one) and keep on Ďtil they are fluffy, then add in the sugar a tiny bit at a time beating to dissolve before adding more.

Add in the sifted dry ingredients slowly, beating 15 minutes longer, then blend in anise.

Grease your cookie sheets then drop by teaspoon leaving a spreading space between the dough.

Now is the tricky part, you gotta leave the dough to spread out before baking, so itís best to let it rest all night. When youíre ready to bake them be sure the dough is dried out on top.

Bake at 325 F about 14 minutes, just Ďtil set but not browned.

This amount will give you a dozen dozens of little cookies (about 140) which will remind you of licorice.

If you punch a hole in one edge before baking, you can string these little cookies like a garland for a tiny kitchen tree. Other trims could be strings of cranberries and popcorn.

Have a Merry One this Year!! Ya Heah??

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