Springerle

1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons anise seed

Heat oven to 325º. Beat sugar and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed about 5 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Stir in flour and anise seed. Roll half of dough at a time 1/4″ thick on floured cloth-covered surface. Roll well-floured springerle rolling pin over dough to emboss with designs. Cut out cookies around designs. Place about 1″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 – 15 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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