Bring a bit of Italian heritage into your home this Christmas with these scrumptious cookies that contain a hint of orange. 170
Beat butter or margarine in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and aniseed. Beat until well combined. Beat in whole eggs and egg yolk.
Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour, candied fruits, and orange peel with a spoon. Divide dough in half.
Shape each half into an 11x2x1 inch loaf. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Stir together egg white and 1 teaspoon water. Brush over dough. Sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon. sugar.
Bake in a 375℉ (190℃) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown. Cool on sheet for 1 hour. Cut each loaf diagonally into ½-inch slices.
Place slices, cut side up on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Makes 35. Serve with wine or coffee for dunking.