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“This recipe comes from Melting Pot Potluck. It was put together to announce the arrival of a new pastor and his wife. Origin: Mexico.”
READY IN:
27mins
SERVES:
20
YIELD:
10 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine anise seeds with boiling water and steep while mixing dough. Gradually blend sugar with butter and soda. Add 1 egg. Mix. Strain anise liquid into the mixture, discarding seed. Stir in flour, a little at a time. Mix well. Chill dough overnight or until stiff enough to handle. Shape dough into small balls (use 1/8 teaspoon measure as a scoop). Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover with waxed paper and flatten to 1/8" thickness with the bottom of a flat glass. By this time the dough will have softened and the waxed paper will stick, so place paper-covered sheet in or near freezer for 5 minutes. Peel off waxed paper. Brush tops with slightly beaten egg, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. (Toast seeds in shallow baking pan for 20 minutes in a 350* oven, turning frequently.) Bake cookies in preheated oven
  2. 400* about 7 minutes until lightly browned.

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