German Christmas Cookies
German Christmas Cookies recipe
enough to stiffen
Mix sugar, salt, shortening, eggs, and milk.
Add vanilla and anise seeds to the sugar mixture.
Mix baking powder and soda into a cup or so of flour.
Mix the flour into the sugar mixture.
Continue to add enough flour to the sugar mixture to stiffen until the dough is not sticky, up to 4 or 5 pounds.
Roll out dough on floured surface, and cut with cookie cutters.
Bake immediately at 325 to 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes.
Eat plain, dusted with sugar, or decorated.
Optionaly, half the recipe to make 7 to 8 dozen cookies.
Note: You can add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder to half of the dough, then you will have multicolour cookies.