1/2 ts Vanilla
3/4 c Sugar
1/4 ts Salt
2/3 c Corn syrup, dark
1/4 ts Ground cinammon
1/4 c Milk
1/4 ts Cardamom
1/4 c Shortening
1/4 ts Cloves
1 ts Anise extract
3 1/3 c Flour
1/2 ts Baking powder
Sifted powdered sugar
In large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, milk and shortening. Bring to boiling.
Remove from heat and cool about 15 minutes. Stir in anise extract, baking powder,
vanilla, salt, cinnamon, cardamom & cloves. Stir in flour till well mixed. Cover & chill
about 2 hours or till easy to handle. Divide dough into 24 equal parts. On a surface
dusted lightly with sifted powdered sugar, roll each part of dough into a 1/4-inch-thick
rope. Cut into pieces about 3/8-inch long. Place 1-inch apart on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
Immediately remove and cool on paper towels. Makes 8 cups of cookies.