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Grandma's Cookies Recipe

Makes: About 5 dozen cookies
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add extract and eggs, one at a time, blending well after each. Add flour mixture; mix until soft, slightly elastic dough forms. Using floured hands, form dough into 5 in. long x 1/2 in. thick logs. Shape into ?S? shape; place onto prepared cookie sheets.

Step 3

Bake 10-12 minutes or until just beginning to brown on bottoms (do not overbake). Remove to cooling grid and cool completely.

Step 4

In medium bowl, combine confectioners? sugar and milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth. Dip cooled cookies in icing, coating completely; place on cooling grid set over parchment paper and allow icing to set. Pipe tip 4 confectioners? sugar icing outline along ?S?; sprinkle with Sparkling Sugar. Allow to dry.

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2 tablespoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 teaspoon anise extract ((not anise oil))

4 cups (about 1 pound) confectioners' sugar

7-8 tablespoons warm milk




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