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Courses: Dessert
Serves: 36 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 3/4 cups 109g / 3.8ozFlour
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlBaking powder
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlBaking soda
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlSalt
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozButter - sweet, softened
1 cup 198g / 7ozSugar
2   Egg
1 tablespoon 15mlLemon peel - grated
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlVanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlAlmond extract
1 1/2 cups 355mlPine nuts
2 teaspoons 10mlAnise seed - (crushed)

Recipe Instructions

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Cream margarine, add sugar, beat in eggs one at a time until light.

Add flour mixture and blend well. Blend in lemon peel and vanilla and almond extracts. Mix in pine nuts and anise seed. Mix until just blended. Cover dough and chill about 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350.

Butter and flour 2 baking sheets. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Flour hands and roll each piece into 1 1/2 inch round log. DOUGH IS STICKY.

Put 2 logs on each baking sheet - spaced about 4 inches apart. Bake until tops are lightly browned or about 18 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets. Transfer logs to a cutting board. Cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Put cut side down on baking sheet. Bake about another 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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