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       Title: Springerle (Molded Christmas Cookies)
  Categories: German, Cookies
       Yield: 12 servings
  
       4 ea Eggs; Large                         1 ts Anise Extract
       2 c  Sugar                           4 1/2 c  Cake Flour; Sifted
  
   *  NOTE:
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   Beat eggs until very light and fluffy.  Gradually add sugar; beat for 15
   minutes.  DO NOT underbeat.  Fold in anise extract and flour.  Roll dough
   3/8-inch thick.  Thoroughly flour springerle mold or rolling pin.  Press
   molds firmly to dough.  Cut cookies apart and place on greased and floured
   cookie sheet.  Let dry overnight at room temperture, covered with paper
   towels, or uncovered.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Place cookies in
   oven and immediately reduce temperature to 300 degrees F.  Bake for 15
   minutes. Cookies should not brown.  Store cookies 2 to 3 weeks to mellow
   flavor.  These cookies are very hard and may be used for dunking in
   coffee, tee or cocoa.  For Christmas, paint designs with egg yolk colored
   with food coloring.
   Makes 6 dozen.
  
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