1 1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup anisette liquer
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 - Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease baking pan with 1/2 tsp of butter. Cream together the butter and sugars. Add the eggs and anisette. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda into a separate, large bowl.
2 - Mix together the butter and flour mixtures until well mixed and a dough forms. Fold in the almonds.
3 - Divide the dough into 2 equal parts and form each into an oval-shaped mound about 2 inches high. Place the dough mounds on a baking sheet.
4 - Bake for 20 minutes. Slice the mounds lengthwise into 2-inch-thick pieces. Return to the oven and bake for 5 minutes.
5 - Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Store in an air-tight container