3 eggs, at room temperature
1 c plus 2 T sugar
1 3/4 c unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t anise extract
Grease and flour three cookie sheets.
In large bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, beat eggs until
very thick and light.
Gradually beat in sugar. Continue beating 20 minutes longer.
At low speed, beat in flour, baking powder, salt; beat 1 minute.
Add anise extract; beat just until blended.
Drop by teaspoonfuls, 1/2 inch apart, on prepared cookie sheets.
Swirl each, to make into a circle.
Let stand at room temperature, uncovered, 8 hours, or overnight.
Preheat oven to 325F. Bake cookies about 10 minutes, or until
smooth and firm when pressed with fingertip. Cool cookies on wire
rack. Then store in airtight container.
Makes about 5 dozen.