Springerle Cookies

Ingredients
4 eggs
1 Pound powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon grated lemon peel
4 ½ cups sifted cake flour (See NOTE*)
1 Tablespoon baking powder
Anise seed or Anise extract; 2 T for seed, 1 T for extract
NOTE*: If using all purpose flour instead of cake flour, remove 2 Tablspoons per cup of flour and replace with an equal amount of corn starch

Directions
Beat eggs until light
Stir in sugar and beat until thoroughly blended
If using extract, add 1 teaspoon
Add lemon rind and flour which has been sifted with baking powder
Chill for 1 hour
Roll out ½" thick on floured board
Press Springerle rolling pin firmly into dough to make design
Leave exposed to air overnight
Cut cookies apart and bake on greased cookie sheet that has been sprinkled with anise seed
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes, checking for doneness


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