1 cup granulated sugar
3 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon anise seeds
Gradually add sugar to eggs, beating thoroughly, 20 to 30 minutes by hand, or 10 minutes with an electric mixer.
Sift flour and baking powder; add anise seed. Gradually add dry ingredients to sugar mixture. Beat for 2 minutes. Drop by half-teaspoonsful onto greased cookie sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. Let stand overnight at room temperature to dry.
Bake 350 degrees F for 9 to 10 minutes.
Makes about 7 dozen.