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Gugulina Cookies


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 pound sesame seeds


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together.
  3. In a saucepan melt the butter with the sugar; set aside.
  4. Add the eggs, almond and anise extracts to the butter and sugar mixture, beating with a hand mixer or whisk.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour the liquid ingredients into the well. Using your hands mix until smooth.
  6. In a small bowl beat eggs and milk together to make egg wash.
  7. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, dip into egg wash then into sesame seeds. Roll again into log shape.
  8. Bake for about 9 minutes.

Serves 48 (2 cookies each, or about 8 dozen cookies total).

Nutrition values per serving: 129 calories, 6 g fat, 16 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein, 28 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium