1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
2 tsp ground anise seed
2 tsp grated lemon peel
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together first five ingredients in a large bowl with mixer on low to medium speed or mix by hand. Add in remaining ingredients. Divide dough in half and shape each into a 10 x 3 rectangle on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake approximately 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on baking sheet for 15 minutes.