Mexican Sesame Seed Cookies
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
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.