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Ingredients
  Lard 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Crushed anise seed/Anise seed extract 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Flour 6 Cup (96 tbs), sieved
  Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water/Wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cinnamon sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 2 Tablespoon (for dusting and rolling)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Pre heat an oven at 175 C (350 F).
2. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Sieve well and keep aside.

MAKING
3. In a medium sized bowl, combine lard, anise seed and sugar. Mix well using a whisk.
4. Add eggs and beat well till mixture is light and fluffy.
5. Add sieved flour and water. Mix well and knead into dough.
6. On a dusted surface, roll into ¼ inch thickness and cut into shapes (as required) using fancy cookie cutters.
7. Coat each shape evenly in cinnamon sugar and place on a baking tray lined with silpat.
8. Bake in pre heated oven for 12 minutes or till pale brown in colour.
9. Once baked, remove from oven and keep aside to cool.

SERVING
10. Place on presentation platter or serve in cookie jars.

TIPS
To make cinnamon sugar, combine ½ cup sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and mix well. Store in air tight container and use as required.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
South American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Aniseed
Interest: 
Kids, Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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