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Soft Springerle

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄4 Pound
  Confectioners sugar 1 Pound
  Eggs 4
  Anise extract/2 tablespoons anise seed 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1⁄2 , rind grated
  Sifted all purpose flour 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
Directions

Cream the butter.
Gradually beat in the sugar.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in the anise extract (or seed) and lemon rind.
Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt; blend in.
Knead the dough briefly, adding more flour if necessary to keep it from sticking to your hands.
Chill until firm enough for rolling.
Roll out small portions at a time on a lightly floured board to about 1/4-inch thickness.
Flour a Springerle board or rolling pin and press (or roll) firmly into the dough.
Cut the cookies between the designs with a floured knife.
Set an inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Let stand at room temperature overnight to dry the tops and set the designs.
Bake in a 325° oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a pale yellow.(Watch carefully so that they don't over-brown on the bottoms.)

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Spring, Party

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