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  • 1 tblsp whole anise seeds (it's good without the anise as well)
  • 2 tblsp boiling water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 Cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cup sifted four
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  • Combine anise seeds and boiling water and let stand.
  • Beat together sugar and butter until fluffy.
  • Beat in soda and 1 egg. Drain anise seeds and add to mixture.
  • Stir in flour, a little at a time, and mix well. Wrap dough in waxed paper and chill overnight
  • When ready to bake, roll dough into 1/2" balls. Place on un greased baking sheets about 3" apart.
  • Flatten with the bottom of a glass. Brush tops with lightly beaten egg.
  • Sprinkle each with toasted sesame seeds,
  • Bake at 400 for 7 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

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