Anise Puff Drops

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon anise seeds


  1. Gradually add sugar to eggs, beating thoroughly, 20 to 30 minutes by hand, or 10 minutes with an electric mixer.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder; add anise seed.
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients to sugar mixture. Beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Drop by half-teaspoonsful onto greased cookie sheets, spacing 1 inch apart.
  5. Let stand overnight at room temperature to dry.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9 to 10 minutes.

Makes about 7 dozen.

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