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  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Dark corn syrup 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Anise extract 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cardamom 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄3 Cup (53.33 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon, sifted

• In a large saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, milk, and shortening. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat and cool about 15 minutes. Stir in anise extract, baking powder, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves. Stir in the flour till well mixed. Cover and chill about 2 hours or till easy to handle.
• Divide dough into 24 equal parts. On a surface dusted lightly with sifted powdered sugar, roll each part of the dough into a 1/4-inch-thick rope. Cut into pieces about 3/8 inch long. Place 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet.
• Bake in a 375° oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till done. Immediately remove and cool on paper towels.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3311 Calories from Fat 510

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g89%

Saturated Fat 14.6 g73.2%

Trans Fat 6.7 g

Cholesterol 5.6 mg1.9%

Sodium 1053.2 mg43.9%

Total Carbohydrates 657 g219%

Dietary Fiber 12.7 g50.8%

Sugars 226.5 g

Protein 45 g90.2%

Vitamin A 1.4% Vitamin C 2.2%

Calcium 37.7% Iron 116%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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